Kevin Durant has a special place for Kobe Bryant in his heart.
Speaking with the Los Angeles Daily News‘ Mark Medina, Durant spoke of Bryant’s influence and his place in history. Durant called Bryant No.1 to Michael Jordan’s 1A status , and said that “Kobe was the greatest of all time.”
“He’s the greatest of all time. His skill is second to none. Him and MJ are neck and neck as far as skill,” Durant said. “Kobe is the top two best ever in just having skill, footwork, shooting the 3, shooting the pull-up, posting up, dunking on guys and ball handling. Kobe and Jordan are 1 and 1A.”
Durant isn’t calling him the absolute best ever.
He just believes that skill wise, Kobe is the greatest ever.
“When you look at me, Carmelo (Anthony), LeBron and Paul George, what we’ve done out there in this league is nothing compared to what Kobe did,” Durant told Medina. “We live in a world of what have you done for me lately. We don’t remember the day before sometimes. Think back five, six, years ago what he was doing. It’s unheard of.”