Kevin Durant Gets Brutally Honest About Giannis Antetokounmpo

Kevin Durant Gets Brutally Honest About Giannis Antetokounmpo

Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo are two of the greatest players of their generation. Both are MVPs. Both are champions. And both will play a central role in who wins the NBA championship this year.

On Tuesday night, ahead of a looming showdown between the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks, Durant was asked to offer some thoughts on Antetokounmpo.

As you might expect, Durant kept it real.

When pressed on how he planned to stop Antetokounmpo, Durant didn’t hesitate.

“I mean, slowing him down, what you mean by that?” Durant asked.

“So he doesn’t go off,” the reporter clarified.

“I mean, he’s one of those players that establish himself that like, his points are almost absolute like, guarantee,” Durant responded.

“You know what I’m saying? It’s about playing physical, making it as tough as you can and also from top to bottom their whole team, they got a great team that play well off each other, with continuity so it’s much more than Giannis.

“But his points, they’re gonna happen, so you just gotta make them as tough as possible.”

Interestingly enough, this isn’t the first time Durant has weighed in on Antetokounmpo. He has done so in regards to how it is to guard him, and also spoken on the validity of his bubble MVP award.

Antetokounmpo, for what it’s worth, hasn’t been shy about expressing his thoughts on Durant as well.

Ultimately, regardless of what anyone may be saying right now, the path to an Eastern Conference championship – and eventually the NBA title – will run through one of these two men.

Who will ultimately prevail this year? Time will tell.

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Anthony Amador

A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.
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