Damian Lillard Confesses Kevin Durant Is the Best Player in the World

Published 09/05/2021, 1:35 AM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Basketball – Men – Group A – France v United States – Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan – July 25, 2021. Kevin Durant of the United States reacts REUTERS/Brian Snyder


11-time All-Star and two-time NBA champion Kevin Durant is touted as one of the best players in the world right now. He was also the Finals MVP in the two seasons he won the championship. Durant was the 2014 NBA MVP when he helped the Thunder finish 2nd in the Western Conference and also led the scoring charts that season. He recently signed a four-year extension with the Nets.

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Basketball trainers play an important role in improving a player’s abilities and bring out the best in them. Former basketball player Tyler Relph is a basketball trainer and has worked with several stars such as Julius Randle, CJ Miles, RJ Hampton, Skylar Diggins, Tea Cooper among others.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Basketball – Men – Group A – France v United States – Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan – July 25, 2021. Kevin Durant of the United States and Damian Lillard of the United States look dejected after the match with teammates REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Tyler recently tweeted a video of Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant training. The latter was seen dribbling and shooting in the short clip, with Tyler’s point behind the video being to shut down ‘over dribbling’ talks.

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Damian Lillard reacted to the tweet and confessed that Kevin Durant is the best player in the world.

Damian Lillard confesses that Kevin Durant is the best player in the world

Tyler Relph’s video showed Kevin Durant dribbling eight times before going past the defender and shooting.

Hoping to shut down the ‘over dribbling’ talks that have been going on recently, Tyler wrote, Why I laugh at these 🤡 ’s when they say only use 1-3 dribbles ….this is 8 by the best player in the world … please stop the over dribbling talk…maybe just maybe his handle is part of what he’s working on 🤷‍♂️ ..prob why his handle is elite.”

Damian Lillard quoted the tweet and said, “Everybody doesn’t have the luxury the best player in the world has lol… which is why ppl can’t just over dribble. But I get it 🤷‍♂️.

Damian wanted to make his point that not everyone is an elite baller like Kevin Durant. But he mentioned that Durant is currently the best in the game. Tyler Relph then cleared his point by replying to Damian Lillard’s tweet.

“Talking in realms of training … if players need to work their handles and multiple combinations is fine… this clip is him training and that was point if handles are the focus multiple dribbles is cool… in games every player doesn’t have that luxury i agree”.

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To this Lillard again said, “I hear that…”

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Damian Lillard has been crucial to Portland’s progress in the last few years. He has led the Trail Blazers to eight straight playoffs after his rookie season. He is someone who massively improves the gameplay of the team. In fact, he won the ‘Twyman–Stokes Teammate of the Year Award’ this year for his selfless play.

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