Source: Sporting News.
Kevin Durant couldn’t beat them.
The four-time NBA scoring champion had an MVP-caliber point guard by his side in Russell Westbrook, one of the league’s best defenders in Andre Roberson and a pair of promising big men (Steven Adams and Enes Kanter). The Thunder had captured a 3-1 lead in the 2016 Western Conference finals against the defending world champion Golden State Warriors. After shooting a combined 20 of 62 in Games 5 and 6 before a tough Game 7 loss to be eliminated, Durant sought refuge instead of revenge.
Durant signed with Golden State — whose roster already included two-time MVP Stephen Curry, 3-point champion Klay Thompson and annual Defensive Player of the Year candidate Draymond Green — then helped lead the Warriors to their second title in three years, earning NBA Finals MVP honors as they dispatched of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games earlier this month.
His choice, much like James’ decision to leave the Cavs for the Miami Heat in 2010, caused critics to question his character, labeling him a coward who couldn’t handle being the alpha on a contender.
Now, following a finals that saw him average 35.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.6 blocks, Durant is telling his story with the release of “Still KD,” a Nike documentary set to be released on July 11.
Check out the trailer below.