The Incomparable Kevin Durant

February 23rd, 2010 by Barking Carnival Leave a reply »
Incomparable in every sense.



The above was not atypical. Another day at the office.

First, consider Durant’s eminence in terms of team impact and statistics:

The Oklahoma City Thunder have now won nine games in row, good for a 33-21 record in the toughest division, in the toughest conference, in the entire NBA. Place the Thunder in the East (they are 17-6 against Eastern Conference teams) and they’re playing the Cavaliers and LeBron in the Eastern Conference Finals for the right to face LA or Denver for all of the marbles. As a 60-win team. As a team whose best five players average 21.6 years old.

Alas, they are in the West and with 28 games left in the regular season, the OKC Durants are the Western Conference five seed, only three games out of second place. Do you think Utah, Dallas, or San Antonio wants any piece of the Thunder in a first round series?

They were 23-59 last year. They’ll go around 50-32 this year. A 27-game swing.

And Durant’s numbers?

29.8 ppg, 7.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 88% from the FT line, 48% from the field, 38% fro ...

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