Jun 15, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) speaks during a press conference after game five of the 2014 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Durant Seems to Think Paul George Is Better Than Kawhi Leonard

The Spurs just destroyed the team that destroyed the Pacers, with the 22-year-old Kawhi Leonard taking home Finals MVP honors. Though the young wing struggled in Games 1 and 2, he was brilliant thereafter, averaging 23.6 points per game on an absurd 24-of-35 (68.6%) shooting in Games 3, 4, and 5.

That is incredible for anyone and even more so for a player who just became the fourth-youngest Finals MVP in league history.

On Twitter, Kevin Durant had some thoughts about Leonard and it drifted into talk comparing Kawhi to Paul George.

Now, I don’t consider this as KD really bashing Kawhi. He’s pointing out that Leonard doesn’t typically put up big numbers and that his success is aided by playing under Gregg Popovich while Paul George’s offensive game is restricted by playing in Frank Vogel’s often nonexistent offensive system.

Moreover, I think Paul George is the better offensive player at this point, and it’s probably not all that close.

Then again, reasonable minds can disagree.

In terms of the Pacers, however, the real question is probably not whether Kawhi is better than this George but George Hill.

And that’s a question more for Larry Bird than Kevin Durant.

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