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Kevin Durant Calls Out Karl-Anthony Towns While Picking Dirk Nowitzki As The Greatest Big Man Shooter Of All Time: "Although I Respect KAT... But For KAT To Say That, Come On."

Kevin Durant Calls Out Karl-Anthony Towns While Picking Dirk Nowitzki As The Greatest Big Man Shooter Of All Time: "Although I Respect KAT... But For KAT To Say That, Come On."

Dirk Nowitzki is one of the greatest offensive players in the history of the game. The man had a shot that's signature to him, his patented one-legged fadeaway was as unstoppable as any shot in the NBA probably only behind the Skyhook. As a shooter, for a 7-footer to make the sort of shots he was making was incredible, and it's a large part of the reason he's 6th on the league's all-time scoring list. 

Dirk is widely recognized as the greatest big man shooter of all time, but that was recently challenged by Timberwolves man Karl-Anthony Towns, who suggested that he is the greatest big man in terms of shooting in NBA history. Many disagreed with KAT, Dirk himself weighed in, and now someone else who knows a thing or two about making shots has weighed in on the subject. Speaking on The Boardroom, KD called out KAT for claiming the title over Dirk.

"(Dirk Nowitzki) is the greatest big man shooter of all time. Although I respect KAT... For KAT to say that, like, come on." 

Considering that Nowitzki was dominant in the NBA for well over a decade, an MVP, and part of the 75th Anniversary Team based mostly on his scoring, it's safe to say that KAT has some way to go before he can compare himself to Dirk. Kevin Durant himself said in the video that he learned a lot of stuff about his game from Nowitzki. 

To be fair to Towns, he is a center and Dirk was technically a power forward, so he does have some leeway on that front, but Nowitzki was still a big man, so he's still not entirely in the clear. If Dirk's career taught people anything though, it's that it doesn't matter if people count you out as long as you prove them wrong on the court, and KAT still has a long way to go in his career, so he might just make the statement true for himself someday.