Nets’ Kevin Durant reveals his primary focus after already winning two titles
With all the moves the Brooklyn Nets have made to get to where they are now, the franchise is in championship or bust mode. One of their superstars, Kevin Durant, has his sights set on more than just another ring, though.
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The former MVP has won numerous accolades and reached various milestones. At this point in his career, it is all a matter of solidifying his legacy. He is not mentioned in GOAT discussions but had LeBron James not had such longevity and Curry revolutionize the game, Kevin Durant would probably be classified as this generation’s best player.
Kevin Durant is aware that NBA legend Dirk Nowitzki captivated people’s imaginations as — basically — a seven-foot shooting guard. He could hit shots from anywhere on the court and at his prime, the best defenders can do is just put an arm up and hope he misses. His skill, size, and length made him a matchup nightmare and when he hit teams with that one-legged, fadeaway jump shot it was all over.
Kevin Durant is the next phase in the evolution of Nowitzki. He has many of the German’s traits but added more to his game.
He has a tighter handle and is much better at attacking the basket. While both were never known for their defense, Kevin Durant learned to be an effective small-ball five in his stint with the Golden State Warriors, doing an admirable job protecting the rim and swatting shots away.
If his impressive recovery from a devastating Achilles injury is any indicator, Kevin Durant should have plenty of high-level basketball left and continue to be a great basketball player.