Many of you know him as the “Durnatula” or “KD”, with a wingspan as tall as someone almost a half a foot taller, Kevin Durant has surpassed everyone in the league with game winning shots, electric moves to the basket, and a sweet, extraordinary, stroke of genius.
Since he came into the league, Oklahoma City’s rising star is all the more proof his greatness is virtually limitless and partially tapped at a mere 23 years old. So far, for the 2011-12 season, he is averaging a hair over 26 points per game, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists. This is nothing new to most NBA fans, over the last 3 years Durant has averaged over 25 points a game, winning the scoring title for the last 2 years running. With a flawless jump shot, his 7’5” wingspan allows him to penetrate the paint and get to the line whenever he pleases and shoot over most defenders. Teams are decimated by this lethal combination. It’s a “pick your poison” situation for virtually any foe. Either foul him an he goes to the free throw line, shooting a hairline under 89 percent for his career, or send a double team leaving one of the great Thunder shooters open on the three point line. Durant is not lacking any help however, whether it be top tier point guard Russell Westbrook, or “twin tower” front line, Kendrick Perkins and Serge Ibaka, this makes the Thunder the top team in the west.
Anyone remember that Kia Tip Off commercial? Quoting, “Big Things are Comming”. Well, big things have already came, that is, you guessed it, Kevin Durant.