Although the new NBA pre-season just started for the Toronto Raptors, it seems that people just can't stop talking about the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors rivalry that took place last season. However, it looks like part of that rivalry is over, at least in some parts. Kevin Durant, who now plays with the Brooklyn Nets, had a few good words to say about Raptors' Fred VanVleet and even gave him the ultimate shoutout.\nVanVleet's been a pretty big subject of discussion on Tuesday after one reporter in Japan called him out on his height. Nonetheless, there's no doubt that VanVleet has got some skill and Durant clearly sees that as well.\nThe Brooklyn Nets star joined Hot97’s Ebro in the Morning, and according to TSN, he even spoke about the Toronto Raptors at one point. Durant even had some good praise for some of the younger players on the Raptors team.\nThe TSN article quotes Durant as he discusses one notable player, Fred VanVleet. "He's stamped to me as a dog in the league. He gonna be in the league for a long long time, however long he wants to play."\nDurant added even added that VanVleet is someone that younger men should be looking up to, “As an undrafted player, a lot of young guys should be looking at Fred Vanvleet.”\nKevin Durant Praises Toronto Raptors Players ‘Fred VanVleet & Pascal Siakam’ 🙌🏾6️⃣🏀pic.twitter.com/Zdo2Qkis6S— SFTY+ (@sftyplus) October 8, 2019\nDurant even mentioned VanVleet's college days and how he's known him since then, as well as "Siakam from just playing pickup games around the summer.”\nDurant doesn't seem to be the only one who knows the impressive capabilities of our beloved Raptors, people on Twitter also shared their thoughts on his comments.\nOne Twitter user even stated, "Talking the truth for once good stuff."\nWhile another user stated, "real recognize real."\nNever forget this iconic moment in Raptors history 🤫💪 @FredVanVleet pic.twitter.com/mrOdoy4iRP— Yahoo Sports Canada (@YahooCASports) October 4, 2019\nFirst smart thing this guys said all year.— Krista Fields (@Krista_Fields) October 8, 2019\nTalking the truth for once good stuff— Raptors Faith 2019 NBA Champs (@Riotrm) October 8, 2019\n@talhaahmed @roohafzababu real recognize real— Danny🇨🇦 (@budmashi) October 8, 2019\nThere's no doubt that people love VanVleet and after watching the Toronto Raptors play against the Houston Rockets last night, people are praising him.\n.@FredVanVleet got range pic.twitter.com/tzleJ1gnB0— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) October 8, 2019\nDayummm!!It’s only preseason, Fred! 😎😎— LikeAPie🥧 (@Kiwilaide) October 8, 2019\nFather Van Flight looking good. Can't wait for regular season— Nicky P (@NPearsonMMA) October 8, 2019\npic.twitter.com/7PlsXeTXYd— flyygodshells (@flyygodshells) October 8, 2019\nRaptors fans sure seem to be excited to watch VanVleet and the team take on this NBA season. With a championship under their belt, expect anything to happen for this season.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.