Kevin Durant felt no need to prove himself to anyone after scoring a game-high 38 points in Game 3 against the LA Clippers. The Golden State Warriors forward had fouled out in Game 2 of the first-round series and was ejected from Game 1 late in the fourth quarter, leaving him yet to finish a game this postseason.

The Warriors star had been somewhat nullified by Patrick Beverley during these games, which prompted this lengthy response, including the soundbite: “I’m Kevin Durant. You know who I am. Y’all know who I am.”

Durant asserted his confidence in his play with a 38-point performance over three quarters, but noted he didn’t do it to prove a point:

“I’ve been here for 12 years. I’m 30. I don’t need to show nobody nothing at this point,” said Durant.

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Durant later clarified what he meant by his long statement after Game 2:

“I think a lot of people who watch the game, analyze the game, thought I should be engaging in a one-on-one physical battle with Patrick Beverley,” said Durant. “I don’t do that type of stuff, I just play. That’s what I was trying to let people know.”

Durant was comfortable in his own skin during Game 3, scoring his first six field goals without a miss, including a perfect 5-of-5 to start off the first quarter, despite picking up two early fouls.

The back-to-back Finals MVP regained his usual aggression, making 14 of his 23 shot attempts and making use of all of his 30 minutes to torch the Clippers for a 132-105 road win.