He’ll be taking on Joe Johnson and O.J. Mayo in the event which takes place on TNT at 4 p.m. Saturday. While it doesn’t exactly strike me as the most interesting H-O-R-S-E group ever, but it should be cool to watch. But a lot of times, what wins in this game is a perfect combo of steady jump shots and creative shots.
So what could KD do to put away Orange Juice and Johnson? Both are pretty good shooters so I don’t know if KD could just out-do them with the 20-foot jumpers. If Durant gets control, he needs a couple zingers. And I’m not talking about the classic “Back to the basket, two-hand over-the-head” shot or the ”bounce it in” shot. Those are high risk, high reward shots. But here’s four suggestions:
1. Use lots of backboard. This always drove me nuts. Especially on straightaway shots. Nobody is used to banking in long jumpers so if KD could get the hang of that, he could throw off two pure shooters.
2. One-handed, left-handed. My friend Roy would always bust this out and I had no answer.
3. Since KD has go-go-gadget arms, he should see if he can stand under the backboard and then reach out (without jumping) and flip the ball up and in. The point: Use your unique physical attributes to create shots that the other guy just physically cannot do.
4. One hand scoop shot from three. This is your closer. It’s doable, but it’s not easy.
What do you guys think? Got a good H-O-R-S-E shot for KD?