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Steve Kerr says Kevin Durant is ‘more gifted’ than Michael Jordan

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Kevin Durant had an excellent postseason after returning from an Achilles injury. Durant’s former head coach Steve Kerr had especially high praise for the Nets’ superstar.

(via NBC Chicago):

“He just showed he’s the most talented basketball player on earth, if not of all-time,” Kerr said. “Honestly. He’s just so gifted. I loved coaching him, and I’m looking forward to doing so again,” Kerr said.

The Warriors’ head coach will have the chance to coach Durant again this summer as part of Team USA coaching staff in the Tokyo Olympics.

“I know, I know,” said Kerr after a follow-up question. “And I think he’s (Durant) more gifted, I really do.

“And that’s saying something, but Kevin is a different, an entirely different breed. I mean, 6-(foot)-11 with guard skills, unlimited 3-point range, passing, shot-blocking at the rim. It’s just stunning.”

Durant may have one of the most unique types of play in the history of the game with his ability to defend, score the ball and create shots for his teammates being equally mannered in his game.

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