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Warriors’ Kevin Durant says it’s unfair for college players to be compared to NBA stars

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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant believes it’s unfair for college players to be compared to NBA stars.

The Warriors took their show on the road once again Monday night, as they stopped their two-game losing streak by capturing a 128-111 win in Atlanta over the Hawks.

Of course, with the game featuring a matchup between Golden State star Stephen Curry and Atlanta rookie Trae Young, that led to plenty of discussion about the comparisons between the two players.

As for Durant, he doesn’t find the constant comparisons to be all that fair.

From Anthony Slater of The Athletic:

“You see guys in college get compared to NBA megastars,” Kevin Durant said. “It’s unfair to them, for one. Everybody’s different — their path, where they grew up, how they grew up in the game, how they were taught. It’s different. I know it’s the easy thing to do is compare…You should let everyone be who you are individually.”

Durant makes a great point about the differences between players, especially considering the different paths that all these guys take on their journey to the NBA.

But as we know, the comparisons will never stop, with many people already declaring current Duke star Zion Williamson as the next LeBron James.

That type of pressure isn’t exactly ideal for young players who are still in college, so maybe Durant’s comments will help ease those expectations a bit.

Kevin Durant and the Warriors will be back in action on Wednesday when they take on a Cleveland team that features another talented rookie in Collin Sexton.