OT-Kevin Durant is ballin
Sorry about the format, I spaced it out but my phone didn't seem to put it through that way.
While I'm a fan of both, it's funny since LeBron gets teared down by everyone and anyone.
Wow, I am an idiot. How am I in college?
Please make fun of me everyone. :(
Actually made me chuckle because I imagined lots of people crying on Lebron.
The Derek Zoolander School for Kids Who Can't Read Good and Wanna do Other Things Good Too?
I haven't heard a single thing saying Durant isn't playing incredibly well right now.
Check any NBA message board.
I don't post on any so I thought I'd throw it out here.
I don't get why many people can't enjoy both. They're both great.
That's your poblem, you're reading an NBA message board. There's probably even a few guys that think Dumars is doing a great job.
Durant will usually get a little nicer treatment in the press because he's a really nice guy and more humble than LeBron. He's never had an ESPN special where he takes his talent to South Beach.
LeBron has been nothing but a model teammate since that incident, though
He has matured a lot since he first came to Miami.
Nonetheless, any guy who can cause that much ire in the state of Ohio is a pretty okay guy in my book.
I have the guy on my fantasy team. Yes, I have a NBA fantasy team. Have to do something to pass the time while football isn't being played!
Only fantasy I've been able to play is football. Wasn't able to get into baseball or basketball.
Please... Not here... MGoBlog isn't the place for NBA other than complaints about Dumars not drafting Burke
What should I title my threads?
Please make your thread titles as informative as possible: "Justin Feagin" is bad. "Justin Feagin leaving the team?" is good.
You're right, I'll add "is ballin" but it's too late the thread should really just be taken down because we both know it's all about the title now
I wasn't trying to hammer you about it, just a helpful reminder.
edit: and after reading through, I don't think anyone has bitched much. I see no issue here, it's marked OT.
It's all good, you were right. I've only ever started like 3 threads so I didn't really think it all through. I just wanted a subject to push through until the Iowa/State game. If I had a real direction I probably would have elaborated.
I hate the NBA just as much as the next mgoblogger, but the OP is right. Durant is playing out of his mind and on a tear only seen a few times over the past 30 years. and perhaps might continue longer than any ever has. I have no problem with this thread.
Durant is doing it for a top seeded team without his running mate. Kobe took a million shots to get Smush Parker the 8 seed. It always matters more if you're winning.
i think your wires are crossed. Kobe shot a respectable 50% during the 9-game stretch of 2002-2003 (February) where he had 40+. Lakers went 7-2 in that stretch, about half of those games without Shaq, who averaged 27/11 that year (much more that a warm body). They made the conference semis as a 5-seed where they lost to the eventual champs SAS.
You're probably thinking of 2005-2006 where he averaged 35+, yet at a likely league average number of 45 FG%.
Not taking away from Durant; his game is unique and his production right now is legit. Yet without arguing overall team effectiveness and flow, Kobe was an offensive savant during that month of Feb and that hasn't been seen since, January 2014 included.
According to a local sports radio host here in Oklahoma, Durant's shooting pct. for the past six games is 67%. That's quite a feat. Tonight's game should be quite interesting. Obviously basketball is a team sport, but it seems most are focusing on the KD vs Lebron individual matchup, seeing if Lebron can hold him under 30 pts.
LBJ had 34 on 20 shots (above his average for FGA) and had only 3 AST. selfish!
67% is, umm, not too bad. i still stand by my Kobe comment yet KD's run is extremely compelling in a day where, as one poster mentioned, 30 points in one game is more celebrated now than it was before.
LBJ is averaging 2 fewer FGA than KD over the season (4 fewer over the month of January) yet a 5 PPG difference. Not the hugest LBJ fan yet if he went into Kobe/attack mode it would be very interesting to see what resulted.
Big MJ then Kobe fan here so you'll get no arguments from me. But I will point out what Kevin is doing is more than points. His efficiency is currently 2nd all time to Adrian Dantly. And he grades out to be the 3rd rated defender at his position behing only Paul George and Kawai Leonard. It's quite a feat all things considered
Can we get a link for the defensive ratings? Listening to DP and other radio shows this week you would think that KD doesn't know what the other end of the floor is for.
I tried to find it for you but the NBA has so many crazy advanced stats now I couldn't make heads or tails of what I was reading.
I had heard that on some sports show and I was surprised to hear he was playing such good D. I don't remember if they said 3rd in defensive PER or a plus minus shooting percentage defense or what but I think it was PER. I remember specifically they said he ranked 3rd behind George and Leonard.
Slim Reaper's on fire.
The NBA makes this blog significantly less appealing
Is someone going to start a thread for Iowa/State? Big game
Its already up
Let's not get carried away with MJ. This is a great stretch, but Jordan did this on more than one occasion. Jordan had 10 game stretches where he averages over 40 ppg. And he had multiple streaks of over 10 games in a row where he topped 30. He also had full seasons where he averaged 35 pnts, 6+ rebounds, 6+ assists and 3 steals. What KD is doing is crazy, but it was a yearly occurrence for Jordan. Everyone makes a big deal for a guy getting 30 pnts nowadays, but that was MJs career.
Again, big MJ fan so I'm not trying to have a dig. But while in PPG yes Mike has had great runs and seasons. But to score over 31 a game while doing it at the 2nd greatest PPFGA ever behind only Adrian Dantly is phenomenal. 1.58 points per shot and rising every game. It's crazy.
My fantasy team is loving the tear KD is on right now.
I've always been a fan of Durant. He's a very talented and humble low key player playing in a very low key city. I respect all that a lot!
Should still be a sonic, and for this I am never happy when the thunder do well, even though I like the way they play.
Save our Sonics!
fine until some shit head kid uses magic to steal his skills.
Why would I ever get excited about how great some guy is playing who isn't on my favorite team? Further, while Durant is playing very well, the dude's 7 feet tall. Yeah it's neat to see a guy that tall be so skilled, but it was a lot cooler when MJ was ripping it up at only 6'6" and even cooler when it was Isiah Thomas at 6 flat. Even cooler if Muggsy Bogues had ever been dominant.
There isn't a coorelation between height and scoring in the NBA (and there never was) so I don't know what your point is. Hasheem Thabeet is 7'3" and on the same team and can't score at all. Durant isn't 7' either, he's listed at 6'9".
KD had another really good night: 33 points, 7 reb, 5 asst, and 2 steals.
Tonight- 22 points on 8/9 shooting and 6 assists. I should mention it's only halftime. He only has 9 shots because they're running the double at him. When does a team break out the box + 1?