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Bradley Beal picks Kevin Durant, not Stephen Curry or LeBron James, as toughest to guard

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Despite a checkered injury history and a fresh one that he’s still recovering from, Kevin Durant is still widely regarded as arguably the greatest scorer in NBA history. Regardless of where he stands, however, he is a surefire first-ballot Hall of Famer, and it’s generally agreed upon that he’s at least the most unique scorer ever.

Standing at 7’0″ (don’t let anyone tell you he’s shorter) with guard-like handles and incredible range, Durant is incredibly hard to stop. And it looks like he might just have another notch in his belt, as current scoring title frontrunner Bradley Beal named him the hardest player to guard in the NBA.

The smooth shooter name-dropped Durant during an interview with ESPN. Said Beal:

“I’m gonna say me, but Kevin Durant. Kevin Durant is very tough to guard, only because he’s seven feet, and doing everything imaginable.”

Not Stephen Curry with his limitless range, nor LeBron James with his incredible vision and unstoppable drives into the lane. Kevin Durant takes the cake for Bradley Beal.

This goes to show how feared Durant’s scoring package is around the NBA. To have the current frontrunner for the scoring title drop his name is one thing, but to have that happen while Durant is on a minutes restriction while also coming back from a devastating ACL injury is a whole different matter.

Having Bradley Beal name Kevin Durant as the hardest cover in the league is sure to be a deep honor for The Slim Reaper, but nothing will be as sweet as leading the Brooklyn Nets to their first-ever NBA Championship.