Kevin Durant: « He’s in Conversation with Kobe and LeBron »


From the top of his 32 years, Kevin Durant can boast of having faced some of the greatest legends in the league, like Kobe Bryant or LeBron James. And according to him, a player of the new generation is already joining them thanks to his talent.

For a first playoff campaign after a ruptured Achilles tendon, his coaches and teammates can hardly ask him for more. Above the fray in the series against the Celtics, Kevin Durant Quite simply concluded it with averages of 32.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, 54.6% shooting and 50.0% at 3 points. Honest.

Despite his exploits, as well as those of his friends Kyrie Irving and James harden, the Nets were forced to play a Game 5. The fault of a Jayson Tatum decided not to leave the postseason on a sweep, and him also grandiose throughout the series. The Slim Reaper has also paid him a vibrant tribute in his podcast The Etcs. w / Kevin Durant.

I’ve been in the league for 13 or 14 years, and I started to rank the matchups, playoffs, players that I played against. I’ve played playoffs against Kobe, LeBron, Tim Duncan, the Memphis Grizzlies – Jayson Tatum is in this conversation. He’s already an elite player at 23, and I was like, “OK, I see where he is going to end up. It was an honor to face him.

Despite less impressive percentages than its counterpart, the franchise player from Boston can indeed come out with its head held high. His 30.6 points (42.3% shooting, 38.9% behind the arc), 5.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists allowed the C’s to do more than appearances against Brooklyn. KD therefore readily recognizes all his talent, which he has tried to describe in detail later.

Having to defend him throughout the series, I mean… He’s tough. He has long arms, too, so you don’t want to leave him at 3 points because he can catch fire, and get his team going. He’s so good out of the dribble. He makes 5 or 6, with hesitation, and then it is so long that he can go all the way to the basket and finish on the bigs. He is a formidable attacker.

Redoubtable, certainly, but in dire need of support in these final stages. Durantula takes note, however, and admits to apprehending her future reunion with him at this stage of the competition.

I hate the fact that we’re in the same conference. Because I know that as soon as he and his team get older, we will have to cross their paths year after year.

Rather adept at trolls on networks, Kevin Durant also knows how to send warm compliments to his opponents when they deserve it. Jayson Tatum can relish, him who makes the Nets number 7 one of the best current players in the league.

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