Apr 9, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) dunks the ball against the Los Angeles Clippers during the third quarter at Staples Center. The Thunder won 107-101. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Dirk Nowitzki says Kevin Durant has the 'whole package'


Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant has never shied away from praising Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki, even calling him his favorite active player in the league. Durant recently said he tries to emulate Nowitzki’s moves.

“It’s a lot more than just trying to copy the one-legger,” Durant said. “Dirk’s got a lot of moves I’m trying to steal.

Nowitzki isn’t so sure that Durant needs to.

“I’m not even sure if he needs it,” Nowitzki said, via ESPN. “I mean, he’s one of the best players on the planet. He’s already got the whole package.

“Credit to him that he loves working out, he loves getting better. And he’s already one of the best players ever or in the league now. He’s constantly in the gym, working out on the road, working out at home. That’s a credit to him being hungry and constantly improving.

“To me, he’s got the whole package. He can shoot off the dribble, he can post, he can shoot from 3 anywhere. He’s already pretty good.”

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