Lakers’ LeBron James reacts to Nets star Kevin Durant’s superhuman Game 5
If there’s anyone who can speak on greatness, it’s LeBron James. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar, who is usually the one showing off his feats of greatness, was made witness to one by Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant.
Here’s LeBron James’ reaction to KD’s stunning performance during Nets-Bucks Game 5:
GREATNESS!! Appreciate it while you can people! #KD
— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 16, 2021
Kevin Durant was absolutely magnificent in the pivotal contest for the Nets. He finished with 49 points, 17 rebounds, and 10 assists. Even crazier is the fact that he shot 16-for-23 from the field while being hounded by the relentless P.J. Tucker. Want one more? KD played in every single minute of the action, literally all 48 minutes, never once catching a breather while the ball was in play.
The Nets needed every ounce of Durant’s greatness for this one. They were playing without Kyrie Irving, who was ruled out because of his ailing ankle injury. James Harden took the court and played an astounding 45 minutes despite missing nearly two weeks with his strained hamstring, but he was basically sapped of his scoring prowess. The Beard made just one shot, finishing with nine times as many misses.
Kevin Durant reminded us that he could very well be the best player on the planet right now. After putting the Nets on his back in Game 5, it’s hard to argue otherwise.