Kevin Durant Has Everything To Lose

If every NBA Finals LeBron James has appeared in has to do with LeBron vs. Legacy, then every NBA Finals Kevin Durant is in has to do with Durant vs. Himself. Proclaimed the second or third best player in the NBA, Kevin Durant has to remind the public repetitively about himself, as if that defection…

Has Kevin Durant Changed?

How do you like this Kevin Durant? C.J. Hampshire: Not loving it. There’s a part of him that feels broke to me. Like he doesn’t seem to know that in the league, he is in a category of seven: Andre Iguodala, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker, Dirk Nowitzki. Finals MVP’s. He’s already…

Kevin Durant Still Has OKC Hangover Issues

Care about what people think of you and you’ll always be a prisoner. (Lao Tzu) There are many ways to get a divorce. You can run when no one is paying attention. You can both agree this isn’t working. You can cheat so the betrayal pushes who you love out the door. Generally speaking, after…

So How Are Those Summer Free Agents Working Out?

John Wooden noted, “don’t confuse activity with achievement.” But the summer of 2017 was some summer. Many free agents who were NBA starters and were in the playoffs left their teams. Those who stayed did so because the money advantage made sense. Everyone likes to talk about loyalty but loyalty is an empty word. You…

Kevin Durant Was Right

When the last true villain exited the NBA on April 13, 2016, no one expected he would be replaced. The modern NBA is a league of friendships, comaraderie and respect. Social media requires likeability and political correctness. Saying the right thing and making sure fans understand that you appreciate them is the rule of the…

The Greatest One-Two Punch? (Not Yet)

Superlatives not withstanding, Steph Curry and Kevin Durant, after only two NBA Final games, have not earned to be on top of basketball’s Mount Rushmore as the greatest two man combination. It is a little bit of overkill but understandable. The Durant-Curry scoring talent has a way of blocking out the sun and rendering amnesia…

Kevin Durant vs. the Greats

Quiet as it’s been kept, Kevin Durant is having a career year (including the playoffs) in this most controversial season. He is better than he has ever been. In the regular season, his performance was under the radar because of what his former teammate Russell Westbrook did without him, and what his former teammate James…

Real Talk: What If The Warriors Lose?

I was at a Halloween party and to enter you had to step over a corpse of Steph Curry. He was holding in his hands a basketball that had written on it 3-1, the Greatest Team Ever. Has the revolution lost a little bit of glamour since the Warriors epic choke last June? C.J. Hampshire:…