Gordon Hayward reveals who's tougher to guard between LeBron and Durant

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Gordon Hayward hasn't played for the Boston Celtics since breaking his leg against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the opening game of last season.

Since that day, Hayward has been on the road to recovery for the Celtics and it looks as though he will be ready to go for their opening game of the 2018-19 season in the Eastern Conference later this year.

The 28-year-old has been coping through the difficult period of his career by playing Fortnite, a video game which has taken the world by storm over the past year. While playing, he usually answers questions from fans while playing through his headset.

KD or LeBron?

One fan recently gave the Celtics star an interesting question, as they asked: “Who is tougher to guard, LeBron or KD?”


With his time with the Utah Jazz prior to last season, Hayward spent many games guarding Kevin Durant while he was both with the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

While he has guarded Durant more since both of them have played the majority of their careers in the Western Conference, he has also guarded LeBron James during games too since he is also a small forward.

Both James and Durant are unstoppable when on their games, but for Hayward, it's the Warriors star that is a little bit tougher to guard.

He said: “They’re both tough to guard man, for me KD’s always been a little tougher to guard, but like when LeBron just puts his shoulder down, sometimes, it makes it a little difficult."

Hayward is most likely looking forward to returning to the court to guard players like LeBron and KD after being away from basketball for so long. However, like he said himself, guarding against either player is going to be a difficult task.

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