Kevin Durant played perhaps the best game of his career last night. His legendary performance caught the eyes of Patrick Mahomes and JJ Watt.
With the NBA playoffs taking center stage at the moment, all eyes are on the basketball world. In an must-win game 5, Kevin Durant had his legacy on the line. Kyrie Irving was injured and James Harden was playing on a sore hamstring. Kevin Durant had the weight of the basketball world on his shoulders.
He hadn’t been in this situation for a long time. Playing on super teams with the Warriors, Durant never had to “carry” a team the way he did last night.
However, the challenge clearly didn’t faze him. Despite falling behind by as many as 17 points, Durant willed Brooklyn back into the game, lighting the court on fire in the process.
Nobody has ever done this in the playoffs.
Played every minute.
SLIM. REAPER. pic.twitter.com/ruNM268PjY
— ESPN (@espn) June 16, 2021
Patrick Mahomes, JJ Watt, Russell Wilson Stunned By Kevin Durant, React To His 49 Point Triple Double
The NFL world is currently in the middle of its offseason. As a result, players are tuning in to watch the superb display of basketball in the NBA playoffs right now.
After witnessing a historic triple double by Kevin Durant, players around the NFL couldn’t help but express their appreciation for one of the NBA’s greatest:
Very good at basketball: confirmed.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) June 16, 2021
@KDTrey5 is going crazy!!!
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) June 16, 2021
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) June 16, 2021
How could you not react the same way after watching what Durant did last night. The Bucks had no answer for his scoring, and staring at the prospect of a 3-2 deficit, Durant responded in the biggest way.
Patrick Mahomes, JJ Watt, and Russell Wilson all know a thing or two about responding in big moments, being All Pro players in their own regard. So, when Durant inflicted the kind of damage he did, they were able to relate to his dominance in a clutch scenario.