The Durant-LeBron Arms Race: Two Of The Best Seasons Of All Time

When we last took a look in February, LeBron James and Kevin Durant were both having monster seasons, with unprecedented combinations of offensive volume (usage percent) and efficiency (true shooting percent). There was still a lot of basektball left to play, but at the time we wrote that "if these stat lines hold, or… » 4/17/14 12:11pm Thursday 12:11pm

If NBA 2K14 Is Any Guide, Kevin Durant Better Watch Out For Lil B

As far as we know, Kevin "The Servant" Durant hasn't yet taken up Lil B's invitation to get served in 1-on-1, so the real and Based World alike are left to speculate. Luckily, Pitchfork has taken things one step further by creating the Based God in NBA 2K14 and pitting him against Durant. » 3/17/14 2:06pm 3/17/14 2:06pm

Brooklyn Nets Hold Kevin Durant To Just 26 Points

And Scott Brooks held Durant to just 3o minutes. Still, everyone in Brooklyn, even the Nets, watched Kevin Durant in awe. Minus context, his line—26 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists—sounds just OK. His numbers in Brooklyn were not nearly as impressive as they had been during the 12-game streak where he scored over 30… » 2/01/14 12:36pm 2/01/14 12:36pm

Kevin Durant And LeBron James Turn An NBA Game Into A Rucker Park Duel

Last night's matchup between Kevin Durant and LeBron James didn't provide all of the drama we had been hoping for—a fourth quarter that starts with one team holding a 19-point lead will suck the air out of any game—but we were treated to a particularly enjoyable sequence late in the third quarter, when the… » 1/30/14 10:33am 1/30/14 10:33am

Kevin Durant Is Inevitable

The Thunder played a basketball game last night, and that means that Kevin Durant did something amazing. The Slim Reaper didn't get pissed off this time, but he still dropped 41 points on 25 shots and won a game with two unguardable shots, the last a pull-up floater that the Hawks couldn't have blocked if you'd spotted … » 1/28/14 10:16am 1/28/14 10:16am

The West Is OKC's Until Kevin Durant Says Otherwise

In the four weeks since Russell Westbrook's arthroscopic surgery, the Oklahoma City Thunder has fallen from 23-5 (.821) to 33-10 (.767) — that is, the team has racked up half its losses during just 15 games. Westbrook's major stats this season (21.4 points, 6.0 boards, 7.0 assists, 1.8 steals) all topped his career… » 1/23/14 12:07am 1/23/14 12:07am

Kevin Durant Tweets Smoking Selfie, Deletes It, Says He Was Hacked

This isn't scandalous as much as it is weird. Kevin Durant tweeted a photo of himself smoking—from what seems to be a hookah—before quickly deleting it and claiming his phone was hacked. Hookah's legal. (One can obviously pack other, non-NBA-approved things into a hookah, but there's no proof of that.) What's the deal? » 1/10/14 2:26am 1/10/14 2:26am

Chart: LeBron James Is Outdoing Himself

Kevin Durant is your NBA scoring leader through one month of basketball, averaging 28.6 points per game. You need a lot of opportunities on the floor to put up that many points, and the more you use possessions, the harder it is to be efficient. So is Durant the most efficient high-usage, high-scoring player? » 11/26/13 4:11pm 11/26/13 4:11pm

Greg Oden Has Been Sighted Playing Professional Basketball

Tonight perpetual pine-rider Greg Oden, who was picked ahead of Kevin Durant in the 2007 NBA Draft, logged his first minutes in an NBA game since 2009. The Heat put him on the floor for almost four solid minutes. Oden, who was picked ahead of a guy who has scored more than 12,000 points in 460 career games, apparently… » 10/23/13 10:16pm 10/23/13 10:16pm

Dwyane Wade And Kevin Durant Are Now Feuding, Or Something

In a recent interview, Kevin Durant said that he thought his former teammate James Harden was a better basketball player than Dwyane Wade. That's a pretty uncontroversial thing to say, but it was enough to goad Wade into responding on social media. And Wade's response was enough to get a passive-aggressive tweet out of … » 9/25/13 10:35am 9/25/13 10:35am

Kevin Durant Remorselessly Swats The Jump Shots Of Children

Children beware, if you attend Kevin Durant's basketball camp, you are likely to get your shit ruined. Some people may think Durant cruel for sonning children with such extreme prejudice, but those people simply don't understand that there are few things in life as satisfying as violently blocking the shot of someone… » 8/08/13 1:15pm 8/08/13 1:15pm