Number 5 is Kevin Durant, who has a salary of $26.6 million and endorsements that come to $34 million. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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Is Kevin Durant the Most Talented Scorer the NBA Has Ever Seen?

His teammate Golden State Warriors teammate Andre Iguodala certainly thinks so.

Over the course of his 14 seasons in the NBA, Andre Iguodala has usually drawn the task of guarding the opposing team’s best offensive player.

Hence, the Golden State Warriors small forward has covered everyone from Allen Iverson and Kobe Bryant to Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James.

And according to him, none of them have been as deadly at scoring the basketball as the Durantula, his teammate Kevin Durant.

Also, while he never covered either of them personally, Iguodala thinks his teammate’s offensive game is superior to all-time greats Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar despite what he called their “unstoppable moves.”

“He’s the most talented scorer of all-time. Hands down,” Iguodala said of Durant to SI. “He’s a walking 30 points. He’ll get 30 on 12 shots. That’s very, very hard to do. Very efficient. Most guys need to feel the ball in their hands a lot to get a rhythm. He doesn’t. MJ had the fadeaway and Kareem had the skyhook, but KD is a 7-footer who can hit a hesi pull-up from 50 feet out. That’s his unstoppable move.”

It’s a strong take, but he could have a point.

Read the full story at Sports Illustrated