Feb 17, 2012; Oklahoma City OK, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) looks to pass the ball against Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) during the fourth quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena Mandatory Credit: Richard Rowe-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Durant Tweets That Stephen Curry is ‘Best Shooter to Ever Play’


Kevin Durant had some big-time praise for Stephen Curry on Twitter. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Durant has developed into one of the best players in the league and has been tearing up teams as of late, but the Thunder star is certainly modest about himself.

On Wednesday during an Q&A chat with his Twitter followers, Durant was asked whether he or the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry would win in a three-point shooting contest.

How did he respond?

Curry’s percentage on shots beyond the arc this season is actually a career-low 38.3 percent, but despite that, he is third in the NBA with 128 made threes (his teammate, Klay Thompson, is first with 132). Last season, Curry broke the record for most three-pointers made in a season with 272.

He has never shot less than 43.7 percent from three-point land in any season in his career, and although he may not reach that mark this season, Curry has developed into a dangerous threat on offense, one that defenses must game plan for and pay special attention to.

In terms of scoring, Durant holds the advantage, averaging a staggering 31.0 points per game this season to Curry’s 23.5.

But when it comes to shooting the three-ball, Durant defers to Curry, the “best shooter to every play.” Ray Allen or Reggie Miller may have a few things to say about that, but when it’s all said and done, Durant might just be a prophet.

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