Kevin Durant Can’t Fix Everything

Not that it takes away the sting and abject misery of losing in  the NBA Finals- that game 7 loss will remain in the Warriors psyche for a lifetime- the acquisition of Kevin Durant allows the Warriors to exhale. If all things remain equal, the Warriors will maintain their dominance at the top of the…

The Quest Is Complete for Team USA

Although looking shaky at times in Olympic play, Team USA has once again reigned supreme after a dominant effort against Serbia in the gold medal game. Serbia had a chance to tie its pool play game with the United States on August 12 but saw Bogdan Bogdanovic miss the mark on his three-point attempt at…

The Short Goodbye

Kevin Durant leaves OKC for a team OKC should have beaten in the playoffs. We discuss… OKC is now part of the I left you club. The Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks lost transformational players to teams on a coast. LeBron, Shaq and Kareem Abdul-Jabaar left the teams that drafted them for California…

All Eyes On the Prize: The Kevin Durant 6

Free Agency for Kevin Durant is almost here. We discuss…. Kevin Durant has identified the six teams he will interview with.  According to Adrian Wojnarwoski of the Vertical, they are the Thunder, Spurs, Warriors, Celtics, Clippers and Heat. Who is the big surprise? C.J. Hampshire: The Clippers. There has always been talk of a seamless…

Kevin Durant: Is it Redemption or Goodbye?

The Kevin Durant Saturday night brain freeze that overwhelmed him when everything was on the line seemingly was out of character for the one-time MVP. He appeared uncomfortable and tense from the opening tip as his first shot clanked off the rim so loud it was a startling sound amid the cacophonous bedlam in the…

“Appropriate Fear” Pushed the Warriors to Game 7

On a Saturday night in a hostile arena colored blue, with everything on the line-their title, their pride, their 73 win season- the Golden State Warriors hung around as Klay Thompson was the best player on the floor. The underrated shooting guard gave the Warriors the opportunity to be the Warriors at the end. In…

How do the Thunder Keep Durant? Move the Ball

When his team was in the midst of their greatness, and battling the Celtics for NBA supremacy, Pat Riley would write on the board before every game, No Rebounds, No Rings. It was pretty simplistic as strategies go. If you rebound the ball, you win. If you don’t, you lose. Of course, it was easy…

Kevin Durant or Team Chemistry: Which is Worth More?

Should Kevin Durant leave Oklahoma City for Golden State, it would align Durant with three other All-Stars, and would add one of the NBA’s top-five ballers to an already historic team. Most team executives would immediately jump on this opportunity, but there are definite financial complications involved. The Warriors would have the cap space to sign…

It’s Almost Midnight for Kevin Durant and the Thunder

Regardless of the hypoxic impressions of the media, most top-5 players don’t leave their team in the prime of their careers. Most stay put. Consequentially, it was always a long shot for Kevin Durant to put his name on the list with LeBron James and Shaquille O’Neal as the only top-5 players in the past…

Kevin Durant is the Prize, Scott Brooks Isn’t

The two most lucrative NBA franchises want Kevin Durant. Nothing new there, the rest of the NBA wants KD too, not just the Knicks and Lakers. But wanting Durant doesn’t translate into allowing Durant to bring with him his favorite coach in a package deal. That is not going to happen. As long as Phil…