‘Stop the gas. I don’t need it’: Kevin Durant takes to his Instagram to post that he doesn’t want praise for his comeback from an Achilles tear.
Ever since his scary injury, people doubted Kevin Durant. Nobody believed that he would return to be the player he once was. It was questioned by all whether or not he would reach the superstar status he once had. Well, to prove all his doubters wrong, Kevin Durant returned even better than before.
He is having himself career-high performance in ‘3-point shooting’ while averaging a whopping 30.5 points per game for his new Brooklyn Nets team. Recently, Bleacher Report praised the two-time champion for having one of the best comebacks from an Achilles injury. Durant didn’t hesitate to let everyone know to not jump on his comeback bandwagon. He commented on that same post:
“Stop the gas. I don’t need it.”
Bleacherreport: “KD may be having the greatest comeback from injury in NBA History.”
Kevin Durant: “Stop the gas. I don’t need it.”
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— Ajayi Browne (@ajayibrowne) January 28, 2021
‘He’s just a walking bucket’: Nets head coach praises Kevin Durant for making improbable comeback
Despite coming back from rupturing his Achilles, Kevin Durant and his star-studded Brooklyn team have high hopes. With a Big 3 of Durant, Irving and Harden, the Nets are one of the betting favorites for the championship.
Kevin Durant has led his Nets team to a 12-8 record, putting them on the 4th spot of the Eastern Conference. He is doing this while averaging 30.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game. Steve Nash warned everyone and said to keep an eye out on the prolific scorer. Nash also added:
“Obviously he’s playing great offensively, he’s still trying to get comfortable though. That’s how good he is. He’s just a walking bucket. He’s out there on the floor, and he can fall into baskets just with his talent, skill, length, athleticism. “So he looks great, he’s moving great, he’s scoring the ball well. I think he still has layers to go as he continues to feel more comfortable defensively, rebounding, rounding out his game, all the things that he’s been able to do outside of scoring.”
If Kevin Durant and his team manage to keep up their success, we might see him get rewarded with his second regular-season MVP. Although it is too early in the season to predict anything, one thing is sure – the Nets are a force to reckon with.