During an interview with Raj Mathai of NBC Bay Area, Kerr couldn’t stop raving about Durant’s talent. Durant, who left the Warriors for the Brooklyn Nets in 2019, has reasserted himself in the conversation for best player in the NBA with a dominant playoff run.
“He just showed he’s the most talented basketball player on earth, if not of all time,” Kerr said, via NBC Bay Area. “Honestly. He’s just so gifted. I loved coaching him, and I’m looking forward to doing so again.”
Kerr’s comment about Durant being the most gifted player of all time didn’t go unnoticed, as he was then asked if Durant is more talented than his former teammate, Michael Jordan. Let’s just say his response to that question is making headlines this week.
“I think he’s more gifted, I really do. That’s saying something, but Kevin is a different … entirely different breed. He’s 6-foot-11 with guard skills, unlimited 3-point range, passing, shot-blocking — his shot-blocking at the rim, it’s just stunning.”
Strong statement from Kerr 👀
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 23, 2021
Though he’s not saying Durant is the greatest player of all time, Kerr will undoubtedly receive some criticism for these remarks. However, he’s not wrong about Durant being the most gifted NBA star.
Durant has the size of a center with the skills of a guard. That type of combination makes him basically unstoppable on the offensive side of the floor. He proved this season that his Achilles injury was just a minor setback, as he averaged 34.3 points per game during the playoffs.
The title of greatest player ever most likely belongs to Jordan, but there might not be a more lethal scorer in NBA history than Durant.