Scottie Pippen ‘definitely’ sees the comparisons between Michael Jordan and Kevin Durant
After the Warriors defeated the Houston Rockets on Sunday, Golden State head coach Steve Kerr said the last time he’d seen a player go on a scoring tear like the one Durant is on right now was when he was playing with Jordan on the Bulls.
Pippen, who was Jordan’s partner in crime on those great Bulls teams, agrees with Kerr.
“They’re scoring a lot of points and they’re not shooting threes,” Pippen said on Monday’s edition of ESPN’s The Jump. “I definitely see the comparison. When they catch the ball in their sweet spot, you at their mercy and obviously KD can shoot over anybody.”
Over his last five games during the Warriors’ postseason run, Durant is averaging 40.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.6 assists while shooting 54.5 percent from the field, 40.0 percent from beyond the arc and 91.1 percent from the free-throw line.
Durant has joined Jordan, Jerry West and LeBron James as the only players in NBA history to average at least 40 points, five rebounds and five assists in a five-game span during the playoffs.
When it’s all said and done, Durant is going to mentioned with Jordan as one of the greatest offensive weapons in NBA history. The Warriors are very fortunate to have KD on their roster right now.