Can Kevin Durant Finally get a ring?

Kevin Durant Dribble

From day one of the NBA season, Kevin Durant took flight showing the rest of the world that his 6″9′ presence shouldn’t be messed with.

The Oklahoma City Thunder forward was voted MVP last Tuesday, as he undoubtedly blew all the other contenders out the water, by also receiving the scoring title, something which has not been done since Allen Iverson in 2000-01.

Durant averaged 32 points, 5.5 assists and 7.4 in the regular season. But he’s crushing opposition too in the playoffs, helping OKC in overcoming a deficit against the Memphis Grizzlies and now fending off the L.A clippers in the second round of the playoffs.

Durant has made many clutch shots, buzzer-beating  has been key in the fourth quarter for him and his teammates so their success is down to his focus and confidence in moments where it matters most, but the Durantula can also adapt to the style of those around him by manipulating their weaknesses and strengths.

He can make a defender commit a foul which turns into a 4-point play. He ranks as number one for free throws made in the regular season with 849 , and totalled a massive 54 points against the Golden State Warriors which was the second highest this season behind Lebron James.

Throughout the season the Oklahoma City Thunder have been through many ups and downs, with Westbrook storming out of a team huddle, then everyone ambushing Durant after a game winning 3 to keep their 2nd seed in the western conference.

This can show the true spirit within the camp as they strive together through thick and thin, which can become vital in believing that they can prevent the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat and gaining the NBA finals trophy.

If Oklahoma achieve this, then it could also save coach Scott Brooks’ career, as his name has been put under the threshold since their unfortunate season last year, failing to compete with the big names in Basketball.

But there was a complete turnaround within the last off-season, as Brooks put his foot down claiming he is in control and can take OKC to the top of the “food chain” in his eyes. I believe this could be achieved with the MVP in their possession who can instantly help boost team morale and effect the role of the fans.

In this case the Thunder need to make a good start against the Spurs to actually prove to pundits that they can fight for what they believe is going to go home with them, the NBA title.

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