Dec 8, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) handles the ball against Indiana Pacers small forward Paul George (24) during the first quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Paul George says Kevin Durant toughest cover in NBA

No more than a week ago, Oklahoma City Thunder star and NBA icon, Kevin Durant, sat down in an interview and suggested he was tired of being the ‘second best’. He was second best in high school. He was second best in the NBA Draft. Some have even (falsely) suggested he’s the second best player on his team.

Durant says he’s grown tired of it, but he has a backer in Indiana Pacers swingman Paul George who says Durant is the hardest cover in the NBA:

Following the Pacers’ 118-94 loss in Oklahoma City, George told reporters that Durant is his toughest cover in the league.

“It is,” he said. “It is a tougher matchup. I watch their games, I watch a lot of NBA games. And offensively, KD is most of the times he’s scoring in bunches off of iso plays and one-on-one plays.

“And when they play against us, he’s moving a lot. He’s the screener, he’s getting back-screened and he’s coming off pin-downs and it’s a little different when I’m guarding him and it makes it a tougher cover.”

Given Durant’s constant moving and ability to create his own shot, it’s understandable why George would pick Durant over LeBron James who uses his strength and athletic ability more than a true skill set.

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