Nets’ Kevin Durant ‘mentally penetrated’ Jrue Holiday, claims Bucks guard
The thrilling game 7 overtime win of the Bucks against the Nets did not come easy as everyone gave their all and were obviously drained and exhausted from an intense battle.
In a recent episode of JJ Redick’s podcast, The Old Man and The Three, Jrue Holiday talked about the crazy experience of going against one of the best players ever in Nets’ Kevin Durant:
Mentally, it was draining. Again mentally it’s draining because I feel like you do everything you can to stop somebody and it’s not working.
With Kevin Durant, it is pretty much just like, it’s gonna sound weird but it’s “Mentally penetrating” and like he’s not stopping.
And physically, I was hurting. I mean everybody was. As a matter of fact you can see KD in game 7 you knew he was tired, you knew he was gassed, but man both teams left it out there.
After that series I was like man look whatever happens after this… We have to win now. We did to much and came to far.
Even a defensive stalwart like Jrue Holiday is in awe of Kevin Durant. The Nets’ superstar will go down as one of the best scorers and players the league has ever seen.
Durant has every weapon on his arsenal as he can shoot from anywhere around the court, can drive and finish at the rim, and even make plays for his teammates.
It is amazing to see that the Nets’ forward did all those damages despite being inactive for more than a year following his Achilles injury during the 2019 NBA Finals.
Durant has career averages of 27 points, 7.1 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.1. steals and 1.1 blocks while shooting an efficient 49.4% from the field despite being a three-level scorer.
After an unexpected playoff exit due to injuries, The Nets retained their key players in Blake Griffin and Bruce Brown Jr. during this year’s offseason. They also added Patty Mills, who is a solid role player.
Durant and the Nets will look to win it all this season barring any injuries to their core of Kyrie Irving and James Harden. That’s what makes the Nets dangerous as they have arguably the best trio in the NBA right now.