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Jimmy Butler says Kevin Durant is the toughest player to guard in the NBA

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Philadelphia 76ers star small forward Jimmy Butler says Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant is the toughest player to guard in the NBA.

On the Posted Up With Chris Haynes video podcast, Yahoo Sports insider Chris Haynes asked Jimmy Butler who is the hardest player to stick in the league today. Butler, one of the best defenders in the NBA, is usually guarding the best player on the opposing team, so he knows better than anyone who is impossible to stop, and Kevin Durant fits that bill.

“Man, I think a lot of people would agree with me by saying KD is just tough, man,” Butler said. “God, like what you want him to do? He’s athletic. He can shoot. He can dribble. He can post up, shoot the three. Like, there ain’t too much that you can do.”

When it’s all said and done, Kevin Durant will go down as one of the greatest scorers in NBA history. He currently has career averages 27.2 points per game. KD is a four-time scoring champion and has guard-like skills despite being 6-foot-9.

Like Jimmy Butler says, there’s really nothing you can do to stop Durant from scoring other than hoping he misses. A lot of people believe if he plays long enough that Durant can break the all-time scoring record held by NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Kareem scored 38,387 points during his legendary playing career.