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Edge: Kevin Durant
Durant's range is ridiculous. He's a career 37-percent three-point shooter, but that doesn't tell the story. He's got one of the most effortless strokes you'll see, with the ability to pull up with comfort 27 feet from the basket.
Kobe is more of a volume three-point shooter. He heats up and goes nuts. Kobe, along with Donyell Marshall, hold the NBA record with 12 three-point makes in a single game.
But with Durant's size and length, there's just no such thing as a contested look from behind the arc. Defenders can't play too far up on Durant or he'll blow right by. And if they lay off a bit, he'll sink a dagger from deep with the ability to rise and fire over anyone.
For their careers, Kobe makes 1.3 three-pointers per game, while Durant makes 1.5.