We have essentially run out of new compliments for Oklahoma City Thunder uber-star Kevin Durant. In a season that figures to earn the 25-year-old his first MVP award, Durant has elevated his game to new levels, carried a title contender for long stretches both with and without co-star Russell Westbrook, and has arguably made basketball more fun to watch than anyone else in the world over the past few months. The kid has skills.
Yet these explanations cannot communicate everything amazing about Durant's play. Take, for instance, this incredible highlight from Monday night's 117-96 win against the visiting Denver Nuggets. In the final minute of the first quarter, KD sized up Denver forward Darrell Arthur and unleashed a torrent of dribbling moves on his way to an and-one finish. Check it out below:
Durant finished with 27 points on 10-of-21 shooting – a quality performance that won't stand out as one of his better nights. Still, this highlight is up there with the best plays we've seen from any player in the 2013-14 NBA season. Of course, even with just a few weeks left, it's possible that Durant will top himself before we reach the playoffs.
- - - - - - -