Mar 5, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) handles the ball against Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Durant: Kobe Bryant greatest of all-time; more skilled than Michael Jordan

LeBron James caused a bit of a stir earlier this year when he named his “Mount Rushmore” as an endless outpouring of debate ensued over his choices for his best four players of all-time. Now it’s Oklahoma City Thunder forward and MVP candidate Kevin Durant who may cause another round of chatter after he told Los Angeles Daily NewsMark Medina that Kobe Bryant is better than Michael Jordan.

“He’s the greatest of all time. His skill is second to none. Him and MJ are neck and neck as far as skill,” Durant said. “Kobe is the top two best ever in just having skill, footwork, shooting the 3, shooting the pull-up, posting up, dunking on guys and ball handling. Kobe and Jordan are 1 and 1A.”

This is sure to spark talk radio segments in Chicago and Los Angeles, segments on ESPN’s First Take, Around the Horn, Pardon the Interruption and a never ending stream of blog posts and twitter reactions, so do you agree with Durant?

[h/t Bleacher Report]

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