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What makes Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose so similar, per Rip Hamilton

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Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose are two former NBA MVPs who have accomplished a lot during their time in the league. One could assume KD and Rose have big egos since Durant is one of the best players in the world and Rose is the youngest MVP in NBA history.

However, Detroit Pistons legend Richard “Rip” Hamilton says Durant and Rose are two of the most humble superstars he’s ever seen. The NBA champion talked about Rose and Durant with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson on All The Smoke:

“Derrick is very similar to KD,” Rip Hamilton said. “I always say, Derrick Rose and KD, they’re probably the most two humble superstars I ever seen in my life. And this guy right here man (Rose), best point guard in the game.”

Rose is no longer a superstar in the NBA because of four knee injuries. However, the former No. 1 overall pick is still one of the top point guards in the league. He was averaging 18.1 points per game for the Pistons in 2019-20 prior to games getting suspended.

Durant will go down as one of the top scorers in NBA history when it is all said and done. The two-time champion and two-time Finals MVP was set to miss the entire 2019-20 campaign recovering from his Achilles tear. KD will make his Brooklyn Nets debut whenever the 2020-21 season starts.

Derrick Rose has career NBA averages of 18.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 5.6 assists with the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Pistons.

Kevin Durant, meanwhile, has career numbers of 27.0 points, 7.1 boards and 4.1 dimes with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors.