The Golden State Warriors are playing the Indiana Pacers tonight, so Kevin Durant was asked what he thought about Paul George.  That’s when he revealed that George is his favorite player in the league.

He’s my favorite player in the League, I’ve been saying that for a while. He’s just so smooth, man, he can do it all. He can shoot, pass, rebound, handle the ball, he’s my favorite player. Getting to know him over the past few years, it makes for competition…I got nothing but respect for Paul and it’s a mutual respect. We always have battles when we play with each other, so I’m looking forward to playing him again.

Durant also noted that AAU basketball brings the players together at young ages and they end up knowing each other many years, so guys in the league are becoming closer with one another, changing the landscape of the league.

We both want to win at a high level and play well, but after the game it’s all love. I think that’s more of the competition that you’re starting to see more of over the last ten years. Since I’ve been in the League, guys become friends off the court through USA Basketball and going back to AAU and college ball. On the court you act like you don’t even know those guys, but after the game, it’s all love.

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source: SLAM