Kevin Durant has had a successful career where he’s faced the biggest names in basketball. The now Brooklyn Nets star has collected a lot of opponents throughout his tenure in the league and now we’ve learned who are the most difficult to guard according to him.
Durant took over 'The Boardroom' Twitter account to have a little Q&A session with fans, and his replies were absolutely great. When somebody asked him who were the 5 toughest players to guard in the league, Durant replied: LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Lou Williams, Paul George and Joel Embiid.
However, he realized he was missing one big name, making a top 6 instead.
“I’m an idiot, I’m forgetting James Harden, I apologize,” he added later.
He named some of the biggest stars in the league; perhaps only Anthony Davis and Giannis Antetokounmpo are missing on this list, but KD named the best of the best. LeBron James is the best player in the world according to many; Kawhi Leonard is there fighting with other stars, including KD, to dethrone the King.
Lou Williams is not as famous as the other players, but his reputation among his colleagues is big, so it’s not a shock seeing Durant naming him here. Paul George is another superstar in the league after his good stints with the Indiana Pacers and the Oklahoma City Thunder, respectively.
Joel Embiid is seen as the future of the league regarding centers and he’s set to conquer the world with his Sixers. Last but not least, James Harden, a former teammate of Durant. The Beard is fighting with KD the title of the best scorer in the league and Durant saying he’s one of the toughest opponents to guard says a lot.
Durant isn’t expected to make his return to the league this season as he keeps recovering from an ACL injury. In the meantime, he keeps giving us a lot of things to talk about, including this sort of list where we see who he believes are the hardest guys he’s had to guard on the floor.