For example, he said that fall, LeBron passed the torch to me.
For example, he tweeted back to netizens in a trumpet and said, Durant with a bunch of cats and dogs cant win the championship..
But was Durant born like this?
Kevin Durant, a rising star in the oak mountains, took the opposite path: he announced that he would transfer back to his hometown of monteroth Christian College.
No one knows what he thinks. Is Oak Hill, the No.1 high school in the U.S.A., not fragrant? Why do we have to go home to help the poor.
A year later, he got the MVP of American high school students. Facing more famous schools, he made another amazing choice. He went to a University of Texas with no basketball history and played the real sunspot basketball for a year. Aldrich, Daniel Gibson and PJ Tucker, who created the history of the school last year, have all gone to work.
In 2007, the famous sports magazine dime found Durant and wanted to use him as a photo cover. Durant, on the other hand, offered them a condition: you can either bring my teammates to shoot with you, or you can pull it down.
As the core of the team, it is very valuable to maintain this modest attitude. Because at that time, he was the first person in history to win the Naismith prize.
After entering the NBA, he did not forget that. He could have exercised the following crown prince privileges: big mouth, greedy ball power, temper tantrums, and do whatever he wants from the ruins of Seattle to Oklahoma. But in addition to the rookie period when the iron God of half a season, any of the above-mentioned behavior has nothing to do with him.
When he made his first All-Star career, he said in an interview: thanks for the help of my teammates. Without them, there would be no all star trip for me.
Just like his schoolbag, Durant still kept his low profile, introverted and grateful.
At the juncture of 2009 and 2010, the League didnt know how to deal with the 25 + longhand in 29 consecutive games. Hes too tall. With his body, he can shoot a jump shot on the head of any defender who doesnt lose his position. If you stick it too tightly, he can take his big step to attack the basket.
Finally, in the third year when all the stars showed their roles, Durant also got the score by taking Jamess sabbatical. Wang was promoted to the second place in the MVP list, and led thunder to 50 wins and promoted to the playoffs. And their first round opponent, is the defending champion West Division boss Laker.
Its not surprising that Oklahoma thunder was swept when it was found that attacking with the ball was the absolute core of weakness. But at this time, a fearless point guard came forward and beat Fischer hard to level the total score with harden. Thats thunders second hope: Russell Westbrook.
Hes not timid, hes not afraid, hes playing like a Braun Davis. After Kobes roll call, he put the flames out a little, and the Lakers were saved by Pau Gasol.
On January 1, with 13 seconds left, the overall situation was settled, and the Hawks did not hand in the ball and were ready to leave the court, wesbrook suddenly distributed the ball to Ibaka, who made the latter a dunk. He got his tenth assists in the game and achieved a triple double.
This brush triple double behavior in the game after the game also attracted some of the subtle words of both coaches. Hawk coach drew said: he shouldnt have done that. Everyone knows that with 10 seconds to go and 7 points to hold the ball, you just have to wait for the final whistle
On the other hand, the original version of thunder three little also came to an end. The conflict between Geoff green and Durant made him only go to position 4, while the weakness of thunders interior line was caused by the lack of close frame threat between him and costic (before the 2009 trade deadline, thunder wanted to use Tyson Chandler and the Hornets to get the first player, but he didnt have a medical examination). Coincidentally, the west division leader, the Lakers, is a very strong offensive team. In time for the trade deadline, thunder general manager Presti will send the two people together to Celtic, in exchange for Perkins intention to strengthen the stuffing forbidden area.
As early as last year, when Greens contract expired, Durant supported his brother in a high profile: he works very hard in training and games. I hope the team can renew his contract with him as soon as possible, so that he can play safely. But now this transaction, the management obviously did not take into account the feelings of the boss. But surprisingly, Durant understood this, at least without losing his temper. Therefore, I think he understood it at this time. This is not to say that he knows business is business, but that brother may not be the most suitable teammate.
Obviously, Westbrook doesnt belong to the right second in charge, or Westbrook is not fit to be a second in charge at all.
Of course, positive examples are not absent, such as the Grizzlies three extra time war, weishaos impact and physical strength advantage are highlighted again, scoring 40 points to help the team get home advantage.
Then theres the Western Conference finals. Westbrook has 20 pitches per game, shooting only 36%. His shooting choice is poor, his mind is easy to heat, his passing is too purposeful, and his performance in the series is incisive and incisive. As a best lineup, the second array point guard only sent 4.8 assists per game, which was equal to 4.8 mistakes. In the fourth quarter of the series, Westbrook made 8 out of 22 assists and 8 errors in 4 assists. Whats more, he faces Jason Kidd, who is 38 years old, which makes people suspect that the player in Westbrook is about the same as Kidd. 15 years old? Or 10?
Do you know where the only game thunder won? In the fourth quarter, coach Brooks put Westbrook on the bench, with Meno and harden partner backcourt.
Its just one season, but its Oklahomas best. They have three of the most valuable players of the future.
Hardens third year perfectly inherited the leap performance of the two big brothers. The game was highly efficient with 17 points per game, which crowned the best sixth player. In addition, he also shared with Westbrooks organization to concentrate on doing what he was best at, and was increasingly closer to Ginobili in terms of style and positioning. With Wei Shaos own medium distance dry pull jump shot more accurate, thunder finally became the leagues most frightening appearance.
Sweep defending champion Mavericks with Hadden explosion ending. Take Westbrook undifferentiated destruction as the leading revenge before the elimination of their own Laker. Taking Haddens efficient play as an opportunity to drive the team to overturn the old and strong spurs. Thunder in the western three round series kick out three after 70 superstars led by the three Western powers. As we all know, these three teams monopolized the chance of all Western teams to enter the finals after Jordan retired.
And in this most perfect thunder, also has the most suitable Durant. At the age of 23, he created new miracles in his own style.
He is diligent. In the eventful autumn of 2011, facing the noisy League due to the suspension, Durant took the lead in opening the exhibition game boom, but did not delay the training. In the 11-12 season, we were surprised to find how skillful his throwing is.
In the first round of 2012 in the west, Durant killed the calf in 1.5 seconds
He is cold-blooded. Durant scored 10 goals in the regular season within three minutes of 24 seconds (Kobe Bryant had just eight in 2010), and three in the playoffs. In addition to the first two games, he played without urine during the entire elimination journey in 2012.
In the 2012 Western Conference semi-final, Durant nearly won the Lakers
He is selfless. In the Western Conference finals, when harden played his strongest performance in the playoffs so far, Durant, who was the big brother, did not pursue fame and wealth, but was willing to take the baseline running position with no ball as a cover, and did what Duncan did before and after curry.
In 2012, Durant won the finals of the Western Conference
u2014u2014Thats not right. Both of them were at the peak, and the boy was not even 24 years old.
Superstars who played spurs in those years
At the end of Game 6, when Durant smashed the Spurs with the help of Perkins dunk, we seemed to see the birth of a new dynasty team and a real inheritor of Duncan.
Then, he was defeated in the finals by ONeal LeBron James of this era.
Durants replacement? Sorry, no money. As you can see, Durant had two substitutes available after that: the first was lamb, a 2K, 6-5-inch, 180 pounds, and any heavy flank would kill him. After the successor did not mention, thunder fans should be very familiar with the golden bomber Kyle - singler. Looking at the average playing time, Durant plays 38 minutes a year in the regular season and 40 + in the playoffs. Not to mention, he is still the teams general long-range shot to grasp the biggest person.
In the final pause of the finals, thunder, who is 20 points behind, has no way to recover from the heat wave in Miami. Coach Brooks encouraged his beloved players with a touching speech. With Durant, Westbrook and hardens last group photo, its so sensational. Hes really pouring chicken soup. He has two brushes. However, it is inevitable that competitive sports should speak with their achievements. Johnson - coach Avery didnt have a good temper to a certain extent. But because he was not a tyrant, and was a mentor to Westbrook and Durant, he stayed until 2015.
He is good at everything, but he has no tactics.
This is why the thunder must be a defensive team, because their offensive end is always the big guy with the ball to do the rest of the rags. It is necessary for the defenders to lead the attack and seize every opportunity of fast break. And that explains why Westbrook never helped Durant in essence after harden left - the best way to share the pressure of the bosss attack is always to find a way to break up the defense and make the boss more comfortable with the score, instead of shooting for him in the face of the same iron wall. Even if he wants to achieve the former, he is afraid to have some difficulties.
Then, in this case, when thunder arrives at the critical moment when Durant has to attack, who can help him do the ball free point and split 5v5 into 1v1.
First, he gained weight. Why? In order to prevent the next finals meet James will not be back to eat. No matter whether the result is met or not, the answer of weight gain and strength remains to be discussed. Because before meeting James, Durant didnt let his opponent throw a ball in the fourth quarter of the second two games of the Western Conference semi-final, which shows that his defense is at least good. Moreover, he also lost his most important weapon: the maneuverability to move around the screen.
At the same time, Durants assists soared in 2013, and began to learn LeBrons routine of organizing forwards with the ball. Even at the end of the season, he was still showing the pass and giving up the scoring king. (after the fight on April 7, Durant was overtaken by Anthony, who averaged 28.4 points per game. Then Durant had 31 assists and 54 shots in 4 games, Anthony shot 102 times in 4 games)
But does this three-point line dribble really suit him? Durant later made a lot of mistakes in the playoffs. It was precisely because he usually started from the three-point line outside the three-point line to hold the ball inside. However, because his waist was not low enough, the center of gravity of the dribble was too high to protect the ball. Moreover, even with this kind of bending skill, sudden throw and bull x to Nowitzki, positional warfare does not receive the ball at the three-point line every day. Receiving the ball from the front means that the attack distance is increased, and the opponent can stack and defend better. At that time, Durants speed advantage can not be reflected. It is not necessary to rely on high to pull out.
This kind of special attack style needs too much vision, figure, technique and physical strength. To be honest, there is no one who can carry out this to the extreme and play the championship except James. Its no shame to learn. But then again, he is Durant. He has his own advantages. Why do you have to learn from James.
From the following interview, it is not difficult to see that in Durants view, he saw how James was scolded for his decision, and then relied on winning the title to reverse the wind review. In the warriors time, he also hoped that this play code can appear in himself. So when he beat James in the 2017 finals, he said James passed the torch to me..
However, he was wrong. The world didnt forget what he had done the previous summer because he was the winner. The height measured by stepping on the giants shoulder was not the net height. Even Durant did not blindly ask for it. After Bogut left, he took the responsibility of protecting the frame which should not belong to a side wing. However, the warriors attack has always been opened by curry. If you cant defend the stars, it may only make the game hard to bite, but the system that cant defend will definitely make the game spend. (for example, game 3 and Game 4 of the Western Conference semi-final against Jazz)
Finally, during LeBrons April fishing season, Durant suffered a dramatic injury - comeback - injury, losing the championship and leaving the warriors. He beat LeBron face-to-face twice, but Durants first year, which had been waiting for a long time, did not come, and Im afraid it will not come.
So, how should we miss thunders Durant?
u2014u2014Three years before he turned into a top dribbler, he was the one who didnt touch his body around the screen, so he made Artest laugh at the thunder screen wall is doing well..
u2014u2014Six years before he went to Golden State, he tweeted that everyone wants to go to Los Angeles and Miami. Lets be more competitive and beat them..
u2014u2014Seven years ago, when shooting the cover of sports illustrated, he urged the magazine to bring his teammates, costic and sevrosa, instead of Westbrook and green, on the grounds that they are already famous enough and I want to let you know how good my teammates are..
No matter how good a person is, he will always turn into a person he dislikes. For Durants ball, its like this. For Durant himself, the same is true.