NBA players react to Kevin Durant’s 3rd-quarter domination in Nets vs. Celtics
Scoring 29 points on the night along with four rebounds and three assists, his 16-point third quarter for the Nets caught the attention of both current and former NBA players on Twitter.
JR Smith, Jamal Crawford and Andre Iguodala are the first ones to share their reaction on social media, all expressing how much of an offensive threat Durant is.
Y’all gone stop acting like yall expecting something different from KD
— JR Smith (@TheRealJRSmith) December 25, 2020
I'm gonna be honest, when some say KD is the best scorer, or one of the best scorers ever. They're minimizing him. He's one of the all time greats PERIOD!!
— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) December 25, 2020
Kd cold as hell…
— andre (@andre) December 25, 2020
Isiah Thomas and Kendrick Perkins, for their parts, echoed the same sentiments as the current NBA players. In fact, Isiah went on to suggest that the Nets superstar is better than anyone else he has ever seen–perhaps another slight to Michael Jordan.
— Isiah Thomas (@IsiahThomas) December 26, 2020
Kevin Durant is the BEST scorer in NBA History and don’t make me say it again!!! Carry on…
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) December 25, 2020
Several fans and experts though that Kevin Durant needed some time before he would be back to his former self, but they couldn’t be more wrong.
His performance for the Nets on Friday night reminded fans and players that he is one of the most dominant scorers the NBA has seen, and no injury can stop him from reaching his full potential.
Having his second consecutive 20-point game, Durant’s transition back into the NBA after rehabilitating an Achilles injury that sidelined him for all of the 2019-20 season and potentially costing him another NBA championship with the Golden State Warriors seemed to be flawless.
With teammate Kyrie Irving also playing lights out, scoring 26 points against the Warriors and 37 points against his former team, it is safe to say that the Nets are ready to be on top of the Eastern Conference. A seventh-seed finish will not suffice.
Durant has wasted no time to start competing with the best of the best at full intensity, and his Christmas Day performance is just the beginning of Brooklyn’s rise to the top.