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Michael Cooper discusses Kevin Durant's unstoppable scoring ability comparing him to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - "He probably has, like Kareem, the most unguardable shot"

Los Angeles Lakers legend Michael Cooper sat down with Byron Scott to discuss Kevin Durant's timeless offensive gifts
Kevin Durant & Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kevin Durant & Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

For a minimum of 82 games a year, the NBA world is lucky to bear witness to one of the greatest scorers ever to live in, Kevin Durant.

Durant was drafted in 2007, and from the first moment he stepped on the NBA hardwood, he's put the ball through the net as easily as anyone who's ever played.

Durant's scoring is historic

Fast-forward 15 years in the future, and the 34-year-old has just surpassed Kevin Garnett for 18th all-time on the NBA's scoring list. By season's end, "KD" could climb as high as 10th with no signs of slowing down any time soon.

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Durant's rare skill set and ability to get buckets have won the admiration of many players from generations past – a feat that has proved difficult. One of those past legends is former Los Angles Lakers wingman Michael Cooper, who sat down with Byron Scott on his podcast to discuss KD's unstoppable scoring ability. Cooper even went so far as to say there are a lot of similarities between Durant and Cooper's former teammate, the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar saying their similarity lies in their unguardable shot.

"Kevin Durant, he probably has the most, like Kareem, the most unguardable shot, his shot is over his head. If you're tall, you're not going to be able to guard him, because he's going by you, but somebody shorter, 6'7 or his size he's going to get that shot off and he's a shot maker too. The only thing I think how we would've been able to defend him would be there's certain spots he'd want to get to on the floor and I think if we could've kept him away from that, that would've helped us."

Durant would dominate in any era

It's obvious that Cooper believes Durant could succeed in any era, as all truly great players could. Durant's ability to put the ball in the basket is the single most evident reason the forward could not only exist but also dominate, no matter which decade he featured.

His uncanny measurements at 6-foot-10 with guard skills render him impossible to stop when he's in the zone. Not only does he excel with the ball in his hands, but his capacity to play off the ball with his elite shooting also transforms him into the ultimate offensive weapon.

The two-time NBA champion is currently averaging 28.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game on over 53% shooting from the floor.

While the Nets are currently undergoing a rough start to the season, the franchise would be wise to maximize Durant's championship window while he still remains arguably the best player in the world.

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