Kevin Durant: Why Durant Is the Best Player Left in the NBA Playoffs
Kevin Durant has asserted himself this postseason
If it weren’t for Russell Westbrook, there is no telling just how good the Oklahoma City Thunder and Kevin Durant would be.
In a NBA playoffs that has been dominated by LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose and the Boston Celtics, there has been a forgotten man in the Western conference: Kevin Durant.
The Thunder forward has been sensational as he’s had more than a few people utter the words “assassin” when talking about his play. Durant, the back on his heels against the underestimated Memphis Grizzlies, has a chance to close out the series and take his team to the next level.
If the Thunder make it there, he’ll be the best player still left in the post season. That’s no knock at Dirk Nowitzki or the aforementioned players, but Durant is one of a kind complete player that has a better all around game than Derrick Rose and can close better than LeBron James can.
His only deterrent at this point? Russell Westbrook. The Thunder point guard seems hell bent on making plays and just setting them up. I firmly believe had Westbrook dropped the hero act there is a very good chance that Durant would have led the Thunder to a closeout in their triple overtime win.
While it’s nice to root for the underdog, it’s better to root for greatness. Kevin Durant is the best player in these playoffs and it would be nice to see him play.
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