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Golden State Warriors small forward Andre Iguodala has never been afraid to speak his mind, so the three-time NBA champion isn’t going to stop now.
In a Q&A with Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated, Iguodala says his teammate, Kevin Durant, is the most talented scorer of all-time.
“People don’t appreciate him enough,” Iguodala said. “He’s the most talented scorer of all-time. Hands down. He’s a walking 30 points. He’ll get 30 on 12 shots. That’s very, very hard to do. Very efficient. Most guys need to feel the ball in their hands a lot to get a rhythm. He doesn’t.
“Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul–Jabbar were the two guys with unstoppable moves. MJ had the fadeaway and Kareem had the skyhook, but KD is a 7-footer who can hit a hesi pull-up from 50 feet out. That’s his unstoppable move.”
Durant, 29, currently has 20,913 points in his career, good for 36th place in NBA history. He has career averages of 27.1 points per game, while shooting 49.0 percent from the field and 38.4 percent from three.
On top of being a two-time champion and a two-time Finals MVP, Durant is a four-time scoring champion as well. The 2013-14 MVP has guard like skills and is almost 7-feet tall. There really isn’t any defense you can play on Durant that will faze him. Defenders just have to hope he misses.