Steve Kerr thinks KD is 'more gifted' than Jordan

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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr believes Kevin Durant has a strong case for being considered the greatest basketball player ever.

In an interview with NBC Sports Bay Area's Raj Mathai, Kerr described the former Warrior as "so gifted" and "the most talented basketball player on earth, if not of all time." When asked if he thinks Durant is more gifted than his former Chicago Bulls teammate Michael Jordan, Kerr confirmed he does.

"I think he's more gifted, I really do," Kerr said. "That's saying something, but Kevin is a different ... entirely different breed. He's 6-11 with guard skills, unlimited 3-point range, passing, shot-blocking - his shot-blocking at the rim, it's just stunning. Watching him this year was really, really gratifying to see.

"You think about what he did for this organization, not only helping us win titles but to come back and try to play through injuries and then suffer the devastating Achilles injury, we all just wanted to see Kevin healthy and to see him in the playoffs playing at the level he reached. It was really, really gratifying for all of us."

Durant returned this season after missing the entire 2019-20 campaign due to a torn Achilles. He was limited to 35 regular-season games but appeared in all 12 of the Brooklyn Nets' playoff contests, during which he averaged 34.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game.

Steve Kerr thinks KD is 'more gifted' than Jordan
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