Kevin Durant is on a different level from most NBA stars. The Brooklyn Nets superstar just feels like a tier above the rest, and even Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard acknowledges that.

Damian Lillard reacted to a tweet claiming that Kevin Durant’s workout is evidence that over-dribbling isn’t as negative as most people make it out to be. The Blazers star simply stated that KD isn’t exactly the best example to use to make a general rule of thumb:

“Everybody doesn’t have the luxury the best player in the world has lol…,” said Lillard. “which is why ppl can’t just over dribble. But I get it”

The Blazers star could mean that in a variety of ways, and virtually all would apply. One is that Kevin Durant is a 7-footer with guard-like skills, which means Durant should honestly be held to a different standard compared to everyone else.

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Another is that KD can do whatever he wants because he’s considered by many to be the best player in the world right now. Nobody is going to tell him not to over-dribble because he’ll score on you however way he wants.

Though Lillard and Tyler Relph, the NBA skills coach who the Blazers guard responded to, did end up agreeing in the end:

The fact that KD was working on a bevy of moves during practice shows that “over-dribbling” can be effective if utilized and harnessed properly, whether or not you’re Kevin Durant.