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Kevin Durant: ‘Kyrie Is Better Than A.I.’


NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant got a first hand look at the wizardry and greatness of Kyrie Irving. With arguably the greatest handle ever, incredible quickness and the innate ability to hit any shot from any angle on the floor, eye-test will tell you that Kyrie is the most skilled point guard ever.

Durant took his praise for Uncle Drew to new heights when he claimed that Irving may be better than the legendary Allen Iverson when it comes to offense. Via The Ringer and SLAMOnline:

“I was telling some of my friends after Game 2, I was like, Kyrie, he just makes you happy when you watch him play. You just smile when you watch him play because for somebody to be that skilled, you know he had to work tirelessly at it. The stuff he has in his package is next-level stuff that you can try to teach your kids to do it, but you’ll never be able to do it.

“I’ve never seen somebody block his layup, and he’s 6-2. I’ve never seen one person pin his layup on the glass—not one—because the spin he got on it and he don’t have to look at it. I just got so much respect for him because I know how much work he put in to be that good. I never seen nobody like him.” […]

(At 37:07) “Kyrie is better than AI to me. I’m going from like skill for skill. His handle is better. We might have to cut that out—I don’t want no problems with AI. Y’all might have to cut that one. I don’t want that to get out. I’m just saying I feel like Kyrie got more skill.”

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