Kevin Durant is undoubtedly one of the most popular basketball players in the world right now. The Brooklyn Nets star had previously won two championships with the Golden State Warriors and there is no doubt he will win more in the future.
During the Nets’ game against Milwaukee Bucks, James Harden suffered a hamstring injury and will miss out on Game 2. Due to that, Durant was able to make the most of the extra focus on him as he scored 32 points on 12-of-18 shooting from the field and 4-of-6 shooting from 3-point range. He added six assists and four rebounds.
His performance helped his team the Bucks 125-86 to take a 2-0 lead in the series. This came just under two years after he suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon. While being interviewed by TNT’s Jared Greenberg after the game, Durant was asked about his Achilles tendon injury and if Duran ever thought he’d become so good.
“Tomorrow (Tuesday) will mark two years since you initially injured your (Achilles). I know you worked your butt off to get to this point, but did you ever think you’d be this good?”
Kevin Durant couldn’t believe Greenberg could ask him such a dumb question as he simply looked bewildered and answered that he is more focused his future than what happened in the past.
“Is that a real question? Of course! What you want me to say to that?
But I mean that was two years ago. I’m looking forward to just getting up tomorrow, going to practice, watching film and seeing how we can get better. I appreciate that, but that was too long ago.”
Kevin Durant will continue to shine and be touted as one of the greatest players in the history of professional basketball. His calm answer to such a question simply proved just how focused he really is.