Kevin Durant is leading the Brooklyn Nets slowly but surely towards their first ever NBA championship run, and he sounds prepared for the moment.
If there’s one team in basketball history that has ever been overloaded with offensive talent, it’s the 2020-21 Brooklyn Nets. You only have to take one look at the first 3 names on their team sheet to know what they’re all about.
We’ve only seen Harden, KD and Kyrie Irving together for 15 games so far. But it’s safe to say from what we’ve seen that they’re on course to make history. You only have to take a look at what it for the Celtics to beat them once to understand the challenge.
All 3 of these Nets superstars have a personality that has, for various reasons, been misconstrued by the public. But after 5 years of continuous slander from NBA fans, Durant seems to have found himself like never before in Brooklyn.
If you’ve followed the Slim Reaper closely through the course of his fascinating career, the difference is writ large in the way he conducts himself in the NBA on-court setting. Durant has staged a comeback from one of the most debilitating injuries ever virtually unscathed. He seems to have risen to a different plane of basketball brilliance, as evidenced by his numbers.
Kevin Durant gets philosophical while talking to NY Times journalist
Durant sat down for a tell-all interview with NY Times writer Sam Anderson recently. The author can’t but was lyrical about how composed, earthly and humble KD was all through their interaction. In Sam’s words,
“The Durant I met was not at all a brand ambassador. Instead he lowered himself, in slow motion, onto a long couch and asked, sincerely, “What do you want to talk about?” I said, only 20 percent joking, the meaning of life. This seemed to make him happy.”
“We proceeded to sit there and talk for a very long time, sinking deeper and deeper into the couch, about his childhood and Chesapeake Bay and meditation and crabs and Twitter.”
Durant later went on to put himself in perspective with ultimate humility.
“The world is bigger than my little box. I’m not going to be playing this game forever. So I can’t be expected to stay in this box. Like: ‘This is the K.D. box.’ Who gives a f***? It’s been billions of people on this earth. We really are small, if you look at it from a universe perspective.”
Wrote about Kevin Durant (again) & the Brooklyn Nets — galaxy-brain superteam.
🗣️✍️ I got to use my fave interview Q (What’s your 1st memory?) & also
🎭 🏀 I got to write a 5-act breakdown of Kyrie’s moves & also
☄️ 🦀 asteroid crabshttps://t.co/wNnDucWKh5
— Sam Anderson (@shamblanderson) June 2, 2021
Kevin Durant could well become an NBA champion for the 3rd time in 5 seasons. This playoff run gives him a chance to throw his name into conversations of top 10 all-time.