Kevin Durant is pretty awesome.
With no all-encompassing narrative, no 27-game winning streaks, no villains to concoct new heroes, the NBA fell into a rut, as all things with a circadian rhythm are wont to do. Late January, most teams suiting up for game 45 of 82; doldrums are an expectation— maybe it's because of the stark contrast to last season, they just feel a little more pronounced. Then Kevin Durant happened.
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From day one, it's been evident that Kevin Durant is really gifted. By really I mean, unfairly-stupidly-ridiculously-damn-gifted. Because of his
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The Hawks led by eight entering the fourth quarter against the Thunder on Monday night and by as
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For Memphis, the Courtney Lee-for-Jerryd Bayless swap (yes, Ryan Gomes was involved, too) might seem like a move for this year, but the future was an equally important consideration.
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It was one of those scenarios late in the game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Oklahoma City Thunder that coaches
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The Thunder fan who hit a halfcourt shot but was in danger of losing his college basketball eligibility can keep the money -- he just doesn't get it in cash.
Friday against the Golden State Warriors, Westbrook nailed a trey that put Oklahoma up by one point and left just 0.1 seconds on the clock. The game-winner secured a win for his rolling squad and left us speaking in tongues. Let's not allow the electricity of the moment to confuse us, though. This was not the play of the game, or even his. Westbrook's defining imprint on the game seconds before the shot when he flung into the air and lunged for an offensive rebound that would have otherwise belonged to the 6'11 Jermaine O'Neal.