Kevin Durant is the NBA’s darling, but he certainly is beyond reproach as much as the masses would like to believe he is. The Thunder are down 3-2 to the Grizzlies and facing elimination. It’s hard to find holes in his game, but a glaring one (to me, anyway) is his insistence on settling for jumpshots. He has done that at the end of regulation twice this series, where putting the ball on the floor could’ve won the game, rather than facing OT.
Oklahoma City’s main newspaper, The Oklahoman decided to call out Durant today:
— Triangle Offense (@Tri_Offense) May 1, 2014
They could simply be doing this in order to motivate him for game 6. Either way, Durant’s mother isn’t having it:
Typical Oklahoman on Kevin. UNBELIEVABLE!! KEVIN is RELIABLE!!!
— Wanda Pratt (@MamaDurant) May 1, 2014