Skip to main content

Richard Jefferson Has Big Praise For Kevin Durant: "He Still Is Probably The Most Unguardable Human Being That's Probably Been Created."

Richard Jefferson Has Big Praise For Kevin Durant: "He Still Is Probably The Most Unguardable Human Being That's Probably Been Created."

Over the years, the NBA has seen some incredibly talented scorers step on the court and put on a show for the fans. Wilt Chamberlain set numerous scoring records that will never be touched, like averaging 50 points per game in a season, while Michael Jordan's tally of 10 scoring titles is something no one is ever going to even come close to in the future. 

Kevin Durant may not have those kinds of accomplishments, but Richard Jefferson still believes there hasn't been a more unguardable human being because of Durant's combination of size and skill. Jefferson made the claim on the "Road Trippin'" podcast as he hyped up the Nets superstar.

(starts at 21:04 mark):

"Kevin Durant, he still is probably the most unguardable human being that's probably been created. (He's) a 7-foot two guard with a 50-40-90."

Duncan Robinson agreed with that as well, and Durant's skillset is really just that unique. We have seen 7 footers who can shoot well, with the likes of Dirk Nowitzki immediately coming to mind, but he couldn't get it done off the dribble as Durant can. As Jefferson puts it, KD is a 7-foot two guard with crazy efficiency, and you can only wonder how many more points he would be putting up if he just took more shots.

Durant averages 18.7 shots per game for his career, which just about lands him at 20th all-time, while the likes of Jordan (22.9) and Wilt (22.5) rank 2nd and 3rd, respectively. He could have won a lot more than the 4 scoring titles he has to his name if he wanted to, but for most of his career, KD has played within the flow of the offense. That is why Zach Lowe called him the most fittable and malleable superstar in the history of the sport, and while you may disagree with the claim of him being the most unguardable player, you'd be hard pressed to argue against what Lowe said there.