Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant had an electric start for the 2021 NBA playoffs, but it seems his play on the pitch hasn’t been enough to keep some happy.
On Monday night at TNT, Durant was asked by NBA TV’s Jared Greenburg if–after his Achilles tendon injury two years ago–he’d ever thought he’d get back to shape, and the outspoken superstar wasn’t happy with that question.
“Is that a real question?” answered Durant incredulously. “Of course! What can I say to that?”
Durant, a two-time Finals MVP, was arguably the best player in the playoffs so far. Over the course of seven playoff games, KD averaged an impressive 32.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 2.0 blocks, and 1.3 steals per game, while he was 55.0 percent off the field and 50, 0 percent out of the 3-point range shoots.
Durant’s MVP caliber has led Brooklyn to a 6-1 postseason record, giving them a 2-0 lead over a revamped Milwaukee Bucks roster, despite the absence of security guard James Harden.
The Nets have the chance to take an almost insurmountable 3-0 lead against the Bucks on Thursday evening, when the Western Conference semifinals series lead to Game 3 in Milwaukee.