Kevin Durant is without a doubt an all-time great forward, and some people even view him as a top-10 player of all time. He is one of the best scorers to have ever played the game, and his shot creation ability in isolation is one of his greatest strengths.
Recently, NBA reporter Ben Stinar has claimed that Kevin Durant is a top 3 one-on-one player of all time. It is easy to see why he thinks that, as Kevin Durant can get his shot over most defenders, often simply shooting over them.
However, Kevin Durant seems to think that he's even better than what Stinar suggested, claiming that being viewed as a top 3 one-on-one player is "a slight". It is clear that Kevin Durant is confident in what he can do on the court, and while a lot of people would say that Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant are the best one-on-one players ever due to their own ability in isolation, Kevin Durant is certainly up there.
There is no doubt that Kevin Durant, in a one-on-one situation, generally results in a made basket. In those situations, he is arguably the best in the league. While some may not believe that Kevin Durant is a top-3 one-on-one player ever, it would be understandable if someone said that he is the best.
Despite Kevin Durant's ability, the Brooklyn Nets were swept in the first round. That was definitely disappointing, as the Nets were a team that many viewed as a legitimate contender this season.
Hopefully, we see the Brooklyn Nets develop some consistency next season and become the team that many expected them to be this season. They swapped out James Harden for Ben Simmons, and that means that they will have an elite big 3 next season. With Kevin Durant leading them, they could be more dangerous than ever.