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Andre Iguodala says Kevin Durant is a better shooter than Michael Jordan

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One of the reasons why the Golden State Warriors have been able to be so dominant over recent seasons is because of the performances on the court by Kevin Durant.

He's arguably been the best player at the Warriors over the past two seasons since his arrival at the franchise, and he has been the focal point of their championship success, winning back-to-back Finals MVP awards.

In eyes of Andre Iguodala however, he's a lot more than just that. 

Durant's Warriors teammate has said in a recent Q&A with Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated's The Crossover that KD is the most talented scorer of all-time, even better than the Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan.

He said, via CBS Sports: "He's the most talented scorer of all-time. Hands down. He's a walking 30 points. He'll get 30 on 12 shots. That's very, very hard to do. Very efficient. Most guys need to feel the ball in their hands a lot to get a rhythm. He doesn't.

"Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar were the two guys with unstoppable moves. MJ had the fadeaway and Kareem had the skyhook, but KD is a 7-footer who can hit a hesi pull-up from 50 feet out. That's his unstoppable move."

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There isn't a more talented scorer in the history of the game than Jordan, as his average of 30.12 points per game is the highest in NBA history. Durant, on the other hand, has only averaged 27.12 points per game so far in his career.

If Durant is going to match Jordan's numbers next season, he will have to score to score 4,783 points and play in all 82 games, averaging 58.3 points per game, which would be quite an achievement.

After that, the Warriors star would need to average 30.13 points per game the rest of his playing career to stay ahead of the Bulls legend. A difficult task, but not impossible.

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