NBA star Kevin Durant heaps praise upon Fred Van Vleet

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TORONTO, ONTARIO – JUNE 10: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors and Fred VanVleet #23 of the Toronto Raptors exchange words after a foul call in the first half during Game Five of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — NBA superstar Kevin Durant had good things to say about Rockford’s NBA Champion Fred Van Vleet during a radio interview on Tuesday.

While on New York City’s HOT 97’s Ebro in the Morning show, Durant – who faced Van Vleet during the NBA Finals, said younger players should look to Van Vleet as an inspiration.

“As an undrafted player, a lot of young guys should be looking at Fred VanVleet,” Durant said. “VanVleet is gonna be in the league for a long, long time. However long he wanna play, he gonna play.”

Van Vleet took the compliment in stride, tweeting out that it meant a lot, coming from “one of the greatest of all time.”

With the Golden State Warriors, Durant faced off against Van Vleet’s Toronto Raptors in the 2019 NBA Finals.

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