Scrutinizing Dubs: KD Slowly Outshining Steph

Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant

Is Steph Curry still the leader of the reigning Golden State Warriors? Or is it the great Kevin Durant who lift them to their recent championships?

Stephen Curry is an original player of the Dubs and has been the core of the ever since. He plays offense well as well as leading and directing it. Steph is a full package point guard that boosted the team for a title over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
But so as KD.
Kevin Durant is an offensive monster just like Steph. just juat differ in size but in production, there is an almost negligible difference between the two. Curry has 27.8 points a game while Durant has 26.3. They both do their jobs as aces of the team especially in clutch times. They deliver winning shots in the final seconds and all varieties of ways to let their team win.
Nevertheless, it seems like Durant’s light is getting even brighter and brighter that it eventually it would make Steph a little bit unnoticeable.

Why is that so?

We all know that KD played a single season with the Dubs and already had a title with the team. Most will view this phenomema in a way that it is Kevin Durant that led the Dubs to this championship. Why? Because he spells the difference from an old to the new Warriors.
What makes his addition even more catchy is that he was crowned as the finals MVP last season. 
A clear and concrete evidence of him being the spear header of the title shot recently won.
Another thing is Durant was already a superstar way back the OKC days. He’s not just a typical player who got some skills to play. His name would echo in every corner there is in the world where basketball fans do exist. And besides, his game mixed quite well with the Warriors eversince he was added.

Would it be beneficial for the Dubs?

Regardless of whoever shines the brightest, what’a important is the team’s victory. Whether it is Curry or Durant or somebodyelse. Everyone exerts efforts just to win a single game, therefore it is not just KD or Steph. Warriors is Warriors, because of all of them. 

Too Good to Happen: Anthony Davis to GSW

Apparently, the Warriors are willing to give up two stars for Davis

As it is right now, the Golden State Warriors are headed for another top-seeded finish and are seasoned for another Finals trip, their 4th straight trip if ever they make it that far. They have the Splash Brothers in Steph Curry and Klay Thompson who can make it rain from deep at any given time. They also have Draymond Green, a workhorse who does all the dirty works, figuratively and literally. But there’s one player who makes the Warriors a better team. His name is Kevin Durant- a guy who was acquired by the Warriors just a few months after the Warriors blew a 3-1 Finals lead against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
And as it is right now, they are not yet done building a super team, just yet. Apparently, the Warriors were willing to send Draymond Green and Klay Thompson in exchange for one star, Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans. While  many pundits believe that the deal won’t happen and ESPN’s Trade Machine has already stated that such deal involving the mentioned players will fail due to the complex cap space issues plus tons of luxury taxes that will be penalized upon the Pelicans, a few believers think that this deal could actually happen in the future.
Here’s the catch, Anthony Davis is just in the 2nd year of a 5-year deal to stay in New Orleans. Klay Thompson is expected to stay until 2019 while Draymond Green’s contract expires in 2020. While the trade would not happen this season or even in the next season, this deal could actually make sense two seasons from now because both teams will have someone to gain instead of letting the players walk away into the free agency.
Now, assuming that the trade does happen two seasons, this will be the starting line up of the Warriors after trade:
  • Steph Curry
  • Nick Young
  • Kevin Durant
  • ANTHONY DAVIS
  • Zaza Pachulia 
Or, Steve Kerr could start Kevin Durant at the power forward position then start Andre Iguodala at 3 then Davis at the 5 spot. Now that’s a super 5, right? 

Conclusion

While Anthony Davis has said that he wants to remain a Pelican until such time when he finally calls it a career, we all know that nothing is certain when it comes to the NBA. As scary as the potential star power that the Warriors could gain, there’s also the potentiality of a chemistry issue that could run down Golden State. But yeah, Anthony Davis in a GSW uniform could also mean that Golden State could become a legitimate super team even without Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. 

Scrutinizing Dubs: Warriors Strengthens Grip on Western Top Spot

Kevin Durant

The Dubs proved it all wrong. A huge missing link in the name of their ace point guard Stephen Curry won’t be a hindrance for their domination.

Kevin Durant has been leading the team well especially in scoring ever since Steph was unable to play. The recent finals MVP really got it all if there is an urgent need for a man to step up.
They only lost once in the last 10 games without Steph and managed to climb up to the top spot as they run streaks behind the struggling Rockets.

Why does Steph’s absence turn out to be beneficial for the team?

With Steph, the Warriors is an ultimate shooting squad led by him. Without him, yes the outside domination is still present but his absence gave way for offense to flow inside, led of course by KD.
Another good thing about Steph being unable to play is that it gave time for Warriors’ unnoticed guards to make baskets for the team. In their recent victory against the Utah Jazz, two guards off the bench finished with double figures. Nick Young and Patrick McCaw got significant minutes and scored 15 and 18 points respectively. These two guards were very efficient and productive. Warriors found a saving trump card in some games that Steph may experience foul troubles.

Conclusion

Steph’s absence seemed to go drastic at first but in the long run, it acted as an opportunity in disguise to dig deeper through the bench and let others become the offensive focus.
Kevin Durant’s been leading the offense. Not just leading but balancing it as well. Warriors aren’t just about shooting long buckets. They’ve got big men who can go head to head against stonewall defenses.

Scrutinizing Dubs: A Completely Different Team Without Curry

Kevin Durant

Steph Curry’s absence is just a huge void for the Dubs.

It is evident that the Warriors lost due to being completely lost with their rhythm, especially on the offensive end. One good example of this drastic scenario is their latest game, which happened to be their latest terrible loss.
96 – 81. Losing so badly is unusual for the Warriors but what makes this even more unusual is the fact that 81 points is very much low when speaking of the Warriors which is an extremely offensive team.
We already know that Warriors’ suddenly shrinks without Curry. What’s interesting are the possible reasons lingering behind.

1. Klay Thompson could not focus as a shooting guard and could not play point guard at least as effective as Curry.

It is indeed a fact that Klay aside from Steph is also one of the best shooters in the league, but his playing position contributes to it much and thus the position he plays would extremely affect the way and the intensity of his performance.
Without Steph as the main playmaker, Klay could not primarily focus on his own play to make shots but his time and energy are subdivided into making shots for his teammates before making shots for himself. Thus, Thompson’s outside domination and the entire play of Warriors would be adversely affected.

2. KD Would be Offensively Inconsistent

Kevin Durant is a ferocious offensive monster and would score enormously from time to time. But without a point guard which sets him up most of the time, we could expect a great finisher to struggle and stumble at times, which was exactly what happened during the Nuggets game. Durant shot 6-17 from the field and missed all his outside attempts, 5 to be exact. Which leads us to the 3rd reason

3. Outside Shooting Significantly Drops

Steph is the main trigger to be pulled whenever outside shooting is urgent. Without him shooting impeccably, Warriors’ production would drop down and the game would probably result in a loss, to prevent this, Warriors have the instinct that they need to cover up this insufficiency. Thus somebody must take outside shots either with comfort or with force. Durant doesn’t have it that night against Nuggets but still as one of the team’s key player, he needs to do the shooting and unluckily, all five missed.

Conclusion

Warriors’ isn’t all about Steph Curry but a team diminished by a major role player will always turn out to be a different one in the late phase of the story.

Balls-Eye: Warriors to Beat Lakers Thrice in a Row?

Lonzo Ball

Lakers always end up one step short of defeating the mighty Warriors. One loss in overtime, and another thrilling tiebreaker in the final seconds.

Games ended up being as close as it could have gotten. But can the Warriors thwart them for the 3rd time this season? Let us go ahead and try to analyze past games and give a substantial prediction.

One thing is evident. Lakers could not handle Durant well as he topped the scoreboard in the past two games. KD scored 29 points and 36 points. Another thing is that Durant’s production increased with the absence of Curry.
Another thing that significantly contributed to Warriors’ triumph is that they won the rebound battle in both matches. 62 – 45 in the first encounter followed by 70 – 60.

What made the rebound difference count?

Looking back on the 1st game, Steph Curry struggled outside until the overtime to hit two treys that decided the game. Pointing out that Warriors’ main gunner barely delivered, it didn’t turn out to be a killer blow as rebounding favored the Warriors that day.

What’s the good thing about Lakers behind losses?

Keeping up with the Warriors is not that easy. They are fast and outside shooting frequently leads to a fatality. But still, Lakers kept up and even forced overtime though not winning both chances.
What’s even more interesting is Lakers already know who to be careful with the most. Of course, they’ll try harder to stop or at least limit Durant’s effectivity.

Prediction

Warriors would win. Klay Thompson would suffice the need for outside explosion whilst KD would draw most of the defense onto him and would act as a key opener for the rest of the team’s offense. KD’s dominance would be Warriors’ main trump card and would use it to lure the defense to the wrong suspected man of the night.

Balls-Eye: What if Warriors Play Big Games without KD?

Kevin Durant

It’s not as though Kevin Durant is a piece of offensive machinery. Well in fact, even most highly calibrated machine that currently exist needs to shut down from time to time.

The Dubs seemed to be fine without Steph during Hornets game as Kevin Durant exploded and leveled up his performance from best to ultimate.
Well, Steph and Durant are both powerful players yet very much different in style, playing different roles in the team.

So what might happen if Kevin Durant will be the one who’s unable to play?

There’s a lot of lingering possibilities but the bottomline will be a weaker Warriors squad. Warriors may revert to a team which the Cavs had beaten in the finals — the time before they have acquired KD.
Durant averages 25 points a game and him unable to play will diminish offense this much. Or so it seemed to be?
Steph averages 26 points a game but Warriors still managed to win so its not as though the absence of a player with a high point average would dramatically decrease a team’s firepower.

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But it’s just averages we are talking about. We all know that a game isn’t just about scoring but about a holistic impact instead. A strong player’s presence is enough to shaken up an opponent if you really are a monster on the floor.

Now which has the holistic impact?

Well, It’s Steph offensively knowing that he directs the plays and dish out passes plus outside shooting but it is KD defensively, of course a bigger man would weaken the defense. KD’s presence inside intimidates the opponent’s slashers and without him, the small guys on the other end would have the esteem to penetrate and have a chance to score easier.

Conclusion

Steve Kerr said that Curry’s absence is good for the team in the sense that other players have some room to step up because of the open playing time Steph left. Now Durant being the team’s ace like Steph, Kerr could’ve said the same thing. 

The Chef is Out for Two Weeks: No Notable Effects to GSW

The defending champions should be just fine without Steph Curry

Stephen Curry out for 2 weeks

The Golden State Warriors are getting their groove back as they are currently on a 4-game winning streak after a stunning loss at the hands of the Sacramento Kings. At 19-6, they are now just half a game behind the West-leading Houston Rockets.
However, things might need to change a little bit for the defending champions as they are currently dealing with another injury problem. This time, Stephen Curry, the two-time MVP, is reported to be sitting out for the next two weeks owing to the ankle injury that sustained during the Warriors’ win against the New Orleans Pelicans which was highlighted by a spat between Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins. Both players were ejected, by the way.
The good news is, MRI results came back positively, showing that Curry’s ankle is still intact but also shows a significant amount of swelling and has to be evaluated for the next two weeks which means the Chef will be out starting against the Charlotte Hornets.
While Curry’s injury adds to the injury problem of the Warriors who also have Shaun Livingston, Zaza Pachulia and Patrick McCaw all doubtful to play against the Hornets, GSW will be just fine even without half of the Splash Brothers.

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Why? Here’s why:
Kevin Durant has been playing like an MVP although he’s in 9th place in terms of total points per game, 4 places lower than Curry. With Curry out, expect Durant to take over much of the scoring load for the Warriors along with Klay Thompson and of course, Draymond Green. Sure, you will lose Curry’s 26 points per game average but Steve Kerr shouldn’t be worrying right now because GSW still has more scorers.

Conclusion

Steph Curry has always been one of the main reasons why the Warriors have been successful as of late. But mind you, folks. Even without Kevin Durant and Steph Curry in the line-up, the Warriors have been able to win some games. That’s how fully-weaponized the Warriors are. They can play with or without their Big 3.That’s one of the reasons why they are the defending champions.

By the Numbers: Champs Win Despite 0 for 10 Start for Curry

The Warriors recover from an early deficit to beat the Pelicans without Durant

Despite Curry’s offensive woes, the Warriors still won.
If you are playing against the defending champions, the Golden State Warriors, with or without Kevin Durant, you can only pray that the Splash Brothers, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson woke up on the wrong side of their beds. Why? Over the past few years, we’ve seen them broke notable records in terms of shooting especially from behind the three-point line. Even if one of them struggles to make his shots, the other one will make up. That’s how fully-weaponized the Warriors are. And yes, they are winning without Kevin Durant.
Steph Curry started this game by missing 10 consecutive shots- the first time he did that since 2012. The Warriors put themselves in a 14-point deficit. Kevin Durant is still nowhere to be found on the court. And yet, despite these woes, the Golden State Warriors won over the New Orleans Pelicans, 110-95. What happened? Below are the numbers:

Steph Curry’s 27 Points

Sure, he took 25 shots and only made 9. Sure, he went 3 for 13 from the rainbow distance but these shooting woes still enabled Steph Curry to finish with 27 points to lead the Warriors in scoring. Why was this important? It’s simple, folks. The Warriors played without Kevin Durrant and Draymond Green only scored 6 points so the scoring loads went back to the hands of the Splash Brothers. Klay Thompson, for his part, added 24 points on 9 for 19 shooting. 

The Warriors Shot Slightly Better

  • Golden State: 41.5%
  • New Orleans: 40.5%
Sure, the Pelicans were slightly better than the champs in shooting threes as evident by their 35% shooting from downtown, better than the Warriors’ 30% but that doesn’t away one thing: the Warriors shot slightly better than the Pelicans throughout the game despite a horrible shooting night from Steph Curry. 

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How poorly the Pelicans were shooting? Jrue Holiday had 24 points but took 20 shots and only made 8 of them. Rajon Rondo went scoreless as he missed all of his 9 field goal attempts. New Orleans’ bench also struggled to get anything going offensively as they only combined for 10 points. 

Conclusion

Antonio Davis top-scored with 30 points and 15 rebounds for the Pelicans but we all know that it will take more than one man to take down the Warriors. As for Golden State, they can miss more shots as long as they are making more, too. However, Steph Curry must avoid missing that much or they will eventually suffer. 

By the Numbers: Warriors Hold on For Win #13

Curry sets season highs but fouls out late

Steph Curry’s  season highs reminded everyone that the Warriors are still the team to beat.
With super teams left and right being formed heading into the 2017-2018 season, most people have predicted that it will be harder for the defending champions, the Golden State Warriors to dominate the league or at the very least, the Western Conference- something they have been doing during the past 3 seasons, to say the least. Sure, they were already countable times this season where the Warriors have been playing lost but most of the time, they were dominating. Most of the time, they are winning regardless of who Steve Kerr sends out on the floor.
Kevin Durant was out. Steph Curry fouled out. The Brooklyn Nets scored 42 and 27 in the 3rd and 4th quarter respectively and yet, none of those things mattered as the Warriors held on to beat the Nets, 118-111.
What happened? Check the numbers below:

39 and 11 from the Chef

With Kevin Durant not in uniform, Steph Curry carried most of the scoring load for the Warriors. He set two new season-highs with 39 points and 11 rebounds plus dishing out 7 assists.  He made 14 of 24 field goals including 4 of 10 from three. Aside from that, the Chef also had 3 steals, 7 turnovers and yes, 6 fouls. The latter two didn’t matter after all as long as you get the big W, right?

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More Made Baskets

The Warriors won the game by making most of their scoring opportunities. As simple as that. As a team, GSW made 46 of 90 shots- good for 51% field goal shooting. They were even better than the Nets from three- making 10 of 24 attempts from rainbow country. Sure, the Nets made more threes than the Warriors but it all boiled down to making the shots that mattered, right?

Missed Free Throws Doomed the Nets

The Nets were awarded 39 free throws which were a far cry from the Warriors’ 23. Now, out of those 39 attempts, Brooklyn only made 27.  Imagine the possibilities had the Nets made more of those freebies. Given how close the final score was, making more free throws would have allowed the Nets to pull out an upset win. Yes, they were able to fish 27 fouls from the Warriors and yet, they missed a big chunk of their free throws. 

Conclusion

Wins like this can prove one thing: the Warriors are a dangerous team no matter who is out. They won an NBA championship before Kevin Durant joined and won another after Durant joined the team. Despite the fact that the rest of the West have been reloaded, Golden State will still find ways to win, to dominate, one way or another. 

A Wheeler’s Opinion: GSW will Beat the Celtics

Boston may be on a streak but the Warriors are the champs

GSW’s trio of firepower will definitely cause problems for the Celtics

When the 2017-2018 season started, one of the major storylines that most people are following is the inevitability of another Finals duel between the Golden State Warriors of Stephen Curry and, the Cleveland Cavaliers of LeBron James. 
Even when the Cavs swapped Kyrie Irving for a still-injured Isaiah Thomas from the Boston Celtics, the Cavs are still relatively a talented team- at least on paper, thanks to the signing of former MVP Derrick Rose.
With the regular season almost a month old, after dropping their first two games which were highlighted by a freak injury that hit Gordon Hayward, 6 minutes into the season, the Boston Celtics went on a rampage, winning 13 straight games. Mind you, folks. Various injuries hit various players along the way which included an injury in the face that forced Kyrie Irving to wear a mask. And yet, they’re flawless in 13 games heading into their match-up against the Warriors.
The Warriors, on the other hand, are on their streak on their own- a 7-game winning streak and yes, they’re back on top of the West after stumbling during the early goings of the season.

Question: Will GSW beat the Celtics? 

Yes. They have their Big 3 intact

Let’s begin with the obvious one. Sure, Kyrie Irving may have been playing one of his best seasons despite wearing a mask. Sure, Jayson Tatum is making a case for the Rookie of the Year. But the Warriors have one thing that the Celtics don’t have at the moment: a healthy and playing Big 3. Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are averaging over 20 points per game. 

Firepower

Firepower is another thing that will enable the Warriors beat Boston. They are the best offensive team in the league as of the moment, averaging 119 points per game. They are also the top shooting team making 51% of their attempts, including a league-leading 41% from three.  

The Durant Effect

Like it or not, Kevin Durant is one guy that will cause more problems for Boston. Why? The Celtics have no one on their team that can match-up against Durant. He’s the second-leading scorer in the league with small forwards, averaging 24 points per game. He’s also the top rebounder in his position with 7 rebounds per night. Kevin Durant may be the reason why GSW will keep their streak going after playing against Kyrie Irving and company.  

Conclusion

The Celtics may be undermanned against the defending champions but they are not certainly lacking talents. But they may need more than the talents of Kyrie Irving and Jayson Tatum to beat GSW team. But who knows? Brad Stevens may have prepared something for Steve Kerr and the Warriors. 

By the Numbers: Warriors Beat Spurs Anew

GSW fell behind early but dominate in the 4th

Klay Thompson led the way with 27 points

One team is hoping to get back to their dominating self while the other is hoping to end their miseries. Unfortunately, only the team who wanted to regain its dominating self was able to get what they wanted as the Golden State Warriors recovered from their early struggles and went on to score a 112-92 victory over the still free-falling San Antonio Spurs who are still without the services of star players Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard.
So what happened? What did the defending champions do right this time around? And how did the Spurs drop their 4th consecutive game after starting the regular reason with a 4-0 start? Below are the numbers:

72 Points for the Warriors’ Big 3

Once again, it was the most hated trio of Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Steph Curry who poured in the points for GSW as the Big 3 of Oakland combined to outscore the entire starting 5 of Gregg Popovich who was ejected late in the game, 72-65. Klay Thompson top-scored with 27 points including 5 three-pointers. Kevin Durant had another stellar night with his 24 points, 8 rebounds 5 assists and 3 blocks. Curry had 21 while making 3 of his 4 attempts from deep. Now that’s how a Big 3 should be. Dominating.

50% from Deep. Splash!

During the course of the last 3 seasons, if there’s one team can shoot threes and make threes like there’s no more tomorrow, it’s none other than the Warriors themselves. 
Against the undermanned crew of Gregg Popovich, the Warriors unleashed a barrage of threes all game long. Golden State went 14 of 28 from long distance, good enough for 50% 3-point shooting. 
The Spurs, on the other hand, were miserable as their 4-game losing streak, only made 7 of their 24 attempts from beyond the arc. This disparity in the 3-point shooting alone, is what doomed the Spurs in the first place.

Running on the Break: GSW got 24 Fastbreak Points

Aside from making it rain with bombastic three-pointers, there’s another weapon that makes GSW a dangerous team to face: their ability to score on fastbreak opportunities. And the Spurs surely witnessed this weapon potential as the Warriors outscored the former, 24-7. 

Faltering in the 4th: Spurs only scored 14 Points

To begin with, the Spurs were only down by 7 points during the early goings of the 4th quarter after Kyle Anderson drained a pair of charities to make it, 89-82. Klay Thompson then scored the next 5 points for GSW to increase their to 12 points and the Spurs never got closer than 11 the rest of the way. San Antonio only scored 14 points while allowing the Warriors to score 28 points during the last 12 minutes of the game.

Conclusion

Maybe the Spurs were undermanned against the Warriors but certainly not undertalented. Maybe the Warriors overwhelmed the Spurs because they got a complete starting unit while Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker were nowhere to be found.Golden State is still the favorites to repeat as champions this season. However, them beating an undermanned team such as the Spurs means nothing as they have yet to beat an elite team this season. 

By the Numbers: SPLASH! GSW Route Clippers in a Splashing Way

There were three things that enabled the champs to splash. Anew

After a surprising loss to the Detroit Pistons, Stephen Curry and rest of the defending champions, Golden State Warriors quickly went back to work against the Los Angeles Clippers who are enjoying some sort of success during the early goings of the season despite losing former star point guard, Chris Paul who is now with the Houston Rockets but is currently injured. 
Yesterday (Manila time), the Warriors started out splashing through in the first quarter and never looked back as they scored the highest number of points any team has scored this season, so far, en route to a 141-113 victory at Staples Center. 
While GSW fans have grown accustomed to this kind of dominance by their team, this is different considering the mere fact that they’ve already dropped 3 games to open the regular season and that’s huge for a team that is loaded with stars, primarily heavy scorers. Now, speaking of scorers, let’s check the numbers that enabled GSW’s super scorers to run away from the Clippers:

141 Points

Yep, folks. As mentioned above, that’s  the highest score any team has scored this season and it’s not surprising at all that the Warriors were the ones who able to do it considering that they are averaging 121 points per game- the best in the NBA. 
4 of the 5 starters of Steve Kerr finished in double figures led by Curry who had 31 points who shot 7 of 11 from the three-point line, Kevin Durant had 19 while Draymond Green added 16 points to go along with his 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Klay Thompson, despite missing 3 of his 4 attempts from deep, scored 15. That’s 81 points from 4 players alone, folks. Keep in mind that every player Steve Kerr had sent against the Clippers had scored at least, 3 points. Now that’s how you dominate. 

Attacking the Paint= 64 Points

Sure, the Warriors attempted 29 shots from rainbow distance, making 14 of those shots. But that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to attack the shaded area because we all know and we all have witnessed them demolish defenders when they are attacking the paint. 
Against the Clippers, the Warriors scored 64 points in the paint, alone- a far cry to what Los Angeles managed which is 40 points. 
See? The Warriors have both an inside and an outside offense which makes them a scary team to play against despite their 5-3 record heading into their next game against the free-falling San Antonio Spurs. 

58% Field Goal Shooting= Efficiency

If there’s one thing that the Warriors can perfectly do even during their sleep, it’s taking shots that have a high probability of hitting their targets. Sure, they shot 57% in the field against Detroit and yet they lost. Why? They only shot 37% from deep. 
Against the Clippers, they made 58% of their 89 attempts. And they shot 48% from outside. Result= a big win.

Conclusion

The Clippers are still among the dark horses who can dethrone the Warriors come playoff time and yes, they will definitely get better after receiving such a heavy pounding from the champions.
For the Warriors on the other hand, a win on Friday against the Spurs- regardless if Kawhi Leonard finally plays or not, will send a message to the rest of the NBA that GSW is still very much capable of demolishing any team, at any given court, on any given schedule and if that 141 points that they’ve produced against Los Angeles don’t worry you, then you are doomed. 

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Kevin Durant Indirectly Dissed Stephen Curry with the Under Armour Shoe Remark

Kevin Durant Doesn’t Like Under Armour

Kevin Durant Don't Like Under Armour

There is no holding the former MVP back and teammate of the most popular endorser of Under Armour these days. Kevin Durant who recently was a guest in a podcast interview with Bill Simmons  just threw in a barbwire without hesitation against Under Armour and why University of Maryland which is sponsored by the brand is not attracting top caliber athletes.
“Nobody wants to play in Under Armours, I’m sorry, “The top kids don’t, ’cause they all play Nike.” – Kevin Durant
Pretty harsh words against a brand but KD who is unstoppable inside the court, shows that he can also be offensive outside.
He was later asked if he has talked to his teammate Curry about how he feels about the shoe brand and his reply was:
 “Everybody knows” that’s why so many young players leave the DMV area.- Kevin Durant
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What do you think about Under Armour Shoes

it’s the best
It’s Good
Better than Nike
it’s average
It should improve
Bad
Nobody wants to play in Under Armour Shoes

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You Have Never Seen Kevin Durant Dunk in Super Slow Motion Like This

Watch KD in Super Slow Motion Dunk!

After setting a world record in India for having the biggest basketball camp, Kevin Durant is back at it again but this time he is not breaking any record. Kevin Durant invited the slow-mo guys to posterize them in super slow motion.

Just me posterizing The Slow Mo Guys in super slow-motion. I met up with Gavin and Dan while at my pro camp in Austin, TX. They had no chance. – KD

Kevin Durant Doesn’t Care About the Kyrie Irving Issue

Kevin Durant is currently in India doing basketball clinics, the biggest one according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
While he is half across the world and doing his thing, he could not stay away from the current topic of the NBA. He was asked about the Kyrie Irving’s situation and his answer couldn’t be as straight forward.
KD’s and only message for Kyrie is for him to find happiness playing for the right team.

Kevin Durant in India, Shares Basketball to Cricket Nation, Reveals his Next Stop

The NBA champion and reigning Finals MVP Kevin Durant is in India to teach basketball to young Indians.
Kevin Durant is the only major NBA basketball superstar who has visited India. Durant will be helping teach basketball in the NBA Academy who will host a surprising 500 youth campers. India as we know it, loves cricket and who else could be the best person to attract these kids to play basketball other than the man himself.
Watch Kevin Durant as he was being welcomed in India.

NBA Players Read Kevin Durant’s Old Tweets and Their Reactions are Priceless

Kevin Durant, a year after his move to the Warriors is now a finals MVP and a champion. Surely it means that people like him now.
Kevin Durant is very active on Twitter, unfortunately, he isn’t very careful on some of his tweets and it ended up being produced as a segment for NBA players to make fun of.
Check out the video below as NBA players read old tweet of Kevin Durant.

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Watch Kevin Durant: “Still KD: Through the Noise,” a New Documentary

KEVIN DURANT’S CHAMPIONSHIP JOURNEY CHRONICLED IN “STILL KD: THROUGH THE NOISE” DOCUMENTARY

Kevin Durant has been on a mission to succeed since he was 9 years old. The journey took him from Seat Pleasant, Austin, Seattle, Oklahoma City and finally to Oakland.
Giving unprecedented access to his life, “Still KD: Through the Noise,” a new documentary, shows the hard work and perseverance it took for Durant to stay true to himself and accomplish his ultimate dream.
Produced by Avacados and Coconuts in association with Must Be Something, and directed by Brandon Loper, the core footage was captured from the beginning of the playoffs in mid-April through the championship parade in June.
Commentary from those close to Durant, including Wanda Durant, Rick Barnes, Scott Brooks, Steve Nash, Rich Kleiman, Bob Myers and Patrick McCaw, is interspersed throughout the documentary.

Kevin Durant Gives a Tour of His SICK L.A. Home, Gets a Gangsta Ass Housewarming Gift

   

Finals MVP Kevin Durant made his customary annual trip to Los Angeles, where he’ll be staying for the next two months prior to the start of the season, and of course his pad is nothing short of something we’d see on the set of MTV Cribs. It’s hard to feel sorry for KD taking a pay cut after seeing this. 

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Check out his awesome mansion!

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MVP Kevin Durant Re-Signed for a Lot Less Money with the Warriors, Why?

Kevin Durant will agree to a 2-year, $53 million deal with Golden State.
That is signed sealed and delivered, but why is Kevin Durant taking 9 million less from what he could have gotten somewhere else?
The simple answer is, he wants more championship!
Players like him understand what it takes to make a great team and with Stephen Curry getting a huge contract and Iguodala getting a lot of offers from different teams, there is only one way for Golden State to keep the team intact.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Kevin Durant!

Finally, Kevin Durant is a champion and now people want to learn more about this MVP.
Check out the top 10 Things You Didn’t know about Kevin Durant.
▶EverythingTop10 is proud to present, The Top Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Golden State Warriors Small Forward Kevin Durant! Some of the amazing facts include who his favorite NBA player was when he was growing up and the reason why he wears the #35 as his jersey number! Some other fun facts include what he enjoys doing in his spare time and which WNBA player he briefly became engaged to in 2013! Hope you guys enjoy these interesting facts about Kevin Durant!

Warriors finish off the Cavaliers in 5; Durant Caps his MVP Performance with a 39-point Game

Golden States Warriors dominates anew as they dismantled the Cleveland Cavaliers via 129 – 120 home win to claim the NBA Championship.

Kevin Durant finally won his first championship after a decade in NBA. He finished the game with 39 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists and he took home the Finals MVP Award. While his buddy, Stephen Curry managed to collect 34 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists.

But it was Andre Iguodala who sparked the Warriors of the bench as he finished the game with 20 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists. It was a big help for them as Klay Thompson was struggling in the game and finished with 11 points only.


LeBron James collected 41 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists in 46 minutes of action while Kyrie Irving and JR Smith finished the game with 26 and 25 points each.

Tristan Thompson also managed to have a good game with 15 points but it was Kevin Love who the Cavaliers missed a lot in this game as he only managed 6 points on 2 out of 8 shooting.

This is the 2nd title for the Warriors and they finished the playoffs with an impressive 16-1 record.

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Kevin Durant with the dagger! Golden State Warriors are just 1 win away from sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers

Starting today, Kevin Durant will be a forever villain for the Cavalier fans. Not because he is a dirty player but he just basically shattered the hearts of millions of Cleveland fans.


With the less than 2 minutes to play, Cleveland had a 4 point lead but it was not safe at all and Kevin Durant took over the game by scoring 7 straight points together with a huge 3-point shot over LeBron James to gave the Warriors a 1 point lead and since then they never look back.

LeBron James had a chance to tie the game but his shot was blocked by Andrei Iguodala and then Steph Curry buries his 2 free throw to seal the deal.

Here are the top performers of tonight’s game:



Golden State 118:
Kevin Durant: 31 Pts, 8 Rebs, 4 Asts, 1 Stl, 1 Blk. (10-18 FG, 4-7 3pt)
Klay Thompson: 30 Pts, 6 Rebs, 2 Asts. (11-18 FG, 6-11 3pt) 
Stephen Curry: 26 Pts, 13 Rebs, 6 Asts, 2 Stls. (8-19 FG, 5-9 3pt)
Draymond Green: 8 Pts, 8 Rebs, 7 Asts, 1 Stl, 1 Blk.
Andre Igoudala: 7 Pts, 5 Rebs, 4 Stls, 1 Blk.
David West: 7 Pts, 1 Reb.
Cleveland 113:
LeBron James: 39 Pts, 11 Rebs, 9 Asts, 1 Stl, 1 Blk. (15-27 FG, 4-7 3pt)
Kyrie Irving: 38 Pts, 6 Rebs, 3 Asts. (16-29 FG, 0-7 3pt)
JR Smith: 16 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Stls. (5-10 3pt)
Kevin Love: 9 Pts, 13 Rebs, 1 Ast, 6 Stls.
Kyle Korver: 8 Pts, 1 Reb.

Photo credits: AP Photo/Tony Dejak