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'The Zone,' According to Past and Present NBA Superstars
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For NBA players in the midst of a scorching streak or red-hot single-game performance, being in "the zone" is a very real thing.

Never mind that the latest research is only lukewarm on the concept of the hot hand.

All that matters is guys like Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant firmly believe the zone exists. They've used that belief to put up career-best scoring efforts within the past month. Armed with plenty of inherent skill and just a dash of irrational confidence, they've treated fans to some of the most entertaining outbursts in recent memory.

We all saw Anthony go off for 62 points. And it's been impossible to ignore Durant's nearly month-long string of games with at least 30 points.

Seeing is one thing, but how does it feel to be so locked in?

We've gathered the postgame comments KD, 'Melo and a handful of other stars offered in the aftermath of some of the league's most memorable performances in an effort to answer that very question.

As it turns out, the zone feels a little different to everyone. Let's investigate.

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