Hang on, I’m going to need a minute. Well, probably more than a minute. I might need a day. Or two.
As Kevin Durant stood dribbling the ball alone at the top of the key and the clock winding down in Game 4, you could see it coming. He wanted the pull-up. He lives for it and he knows the consequences that come with missing it. Clank it, and he’s going to hear the chatter. Didn’t care though. Didn’t hesitate. KD had the burden of Game 4 on his back, had the shot he wanted and was willing to take it and deal with whatever came next.
“It left my hand, I was thinking if this doesn’t go in, it’s going to be a terrible shot. They’re going to criticize me a lot,” Durant said.
That’s what came next. Nobody’s going to be griping, criticizing or whining about that 3. Because it’s bringing a 3-1 lead back to Oklahoma City. Keep Reading…