Kobe and Melo both have alot of respect for each other.
Melo is the toughest player to guard in the NBA..he can beat you so many ways, i mean he doesn't have the strength of Lebron, Lebrons like a Freight train coming at you, but off pure isolation skills Carmelo is a deadly player to guard.
Durant is pretty tough to guard to because he's just so tall and has lengthy arms, he can just shoot right over you he's a very efficient player but lacks a legit post game
But if were playing the 1 vs 1 game i got my money on carmelo any day of the week. ( Can handle the rock, efficient Post game, Can get to the basket, & A cold blooded scorer)