I Don’t Understand Kevin Durant

So, before I even begin, let me make something clear: I honestly believe that Kevin Durant is the second best basketball player in the world. I mean, I still have LeBron James in the number-one spot, but keeping it a buck, Durant be giving James work, son. In any case, ever since Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder, his views on the situation confuse me, man. All in all, OKC has every right to fucking hate him, fam.

Ok, for those who missed it, Durant gave an in-depth interview to The Wall Street Journal. Now, during the course of the conversation, he spoke about a lot of different topics. He spoke about shit like his rehab process, his issues with the Golden State Warriors‘ motion offense and the general nonsensicalness of the NBA. But, it’s his take on OKC that left me thoroughly perplexed, bruh.

Look, I’ve said it multiple times on this blog. Real talk, I don’t blame him for leaving the Thunder, son. Frankly, the dynamic between him and Russell Westbrook was doomed, man. Like, their respective games didn’t match each other and it impeded the team from winning, fam. Anyway, that still doesn’t excuse him from going to a conference rival, bruh.

Now, for those who don’t remember, the Thunder were one game away from the Finals in 2016. They had a 3-1 lead over the 73-9 Warriors and fucking blew it, son. Listen, people love to blame Westbrook for the lose, but Durant also played like hot dog shit, man. On top of that, it took a God-level performance from Klay Thompson in Game 6 to salvage that series for the Warriors. All I know is, that incarnation of the Thunder could’ve done some serious damage, fam.

Instead, Durant decided to skate out of town and join the very team that dashed his championship hopes. In addition, the Thunder haven’t won a playoff series since. The point is, WHY THE FUCK WOULD THEY TREAT HIM KINDLY?! For God’s sake, he ruined the franchise’s trajectory and he’s surprised that the fans don’t fuck with him? All I can say is, that’s the most delusional shit in the world, bruh. The fans have every right to be furious with him, son.

In the end, Durant just needs to learn to let this shit go, man. Ultimately, OKC will probably never fuck with him again. By and by, I can understand him having a beef with the actual Thunder organization. However, the fans were devastated by his departure and had every right to be. At the end of the day, Durant needs to get out of his feelings, stop arguing with people on Twitter and be satisfied with his accomplishments. That is all. LC out.

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Comparing Kawhi Leonard To Kevin Durant

So, here we are, son. It’s 9:39 AM EST on July 3rd and it looks like Kawhi Leonard may go to the Los Angeles Lakers. Now, as a New York Knicks fan, I hate everything about this possibility, man. However, as a basketball fan, I’m interested to see how he’d gel with LeBron James and Anthony Davis. In any case, in light of this potential move, I see people trying to compare Leonard to Kevin Durant. All I know is, if Leonard went to the Lakers, it still wouldn’t be anything like Durant’s move to the Golden State Warriors.

Look, when people talk about Durant, they keep confusing the argument, fam. For me, I never judged the fact that he wanted to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder. I mean, given Russell Westbrook‘s playing style, Durant HAD to be frustrated, bruh. Anyway, I never hated on Durant for leaving. In actuality, I criticized him for joining the fucking Warriors, son. Need I remind everyone, the 73-9 Warriors defeated the Durant-led Thunder in the 2016 Western Conference Finals. So, Durant literally joined the team that beat him, man. I’m sorry, but I will always look at that as a sucker move, brethren.

Now, let’s take a look at Leonard. Real talk, homie just had one of the best individual runs in NBA playoff history AND won a title with a team that previously never made it to the Finals. Shit, he legitimately got a ring with Pascal SiakamMarc GasolSerge Ibaka and Fred VanVleet. Listen, all of these guys are good players, but the Toronto Raptors weren’t the squad that everyone picked to win it all. As a matter of fact, most analysts thought the Milwaukee Bucks were the team to beat, son. Needless to say, that shit ain’t happen, man.

The point is, if Leonard joined the Lakers, it wouldn’t be because he couldn’t get it done without a superteam. In addition, the Lakers weren’t some behemoth last year. Hell, they didn’t even make the playoffs, man. All I can say is, that’s a far cry from Durant joining a team that won the most regular season games in history. On the real, I may be a salty Knicks fan, but at least I have the ability to be objective, fam. All in all, coming off of a ring, Leonard can call his own shot, bruh.

In the end, none of this shit changes anything for me, son. Ultimately, the Knicks still suck and I’m seriously contemplating setting the Barclays Center on fire. By and by, this next season is going to be intriguing (and painful) as fuck, man. At the end of the day, if Leonard goes to the Lakers, they BETTER win the title, fam. Like, a team with James, Leonard and Davis would have no fucking excuse, bruh. Frankly, I could be their starting point guard and they’d still probably win. That’s how great those guys are, folks. That is all. LC out.

Russell Westbrook Is Trid-ash

So, let me begin this post by saying that I used to vehemently defend Russell Westbrook. I always gave him credit for his hustle, passion and otherworldly athleticism. However, enough is enough, son. The fact is, he’s an outrageously inefficient player, man. On the real, the triple doubles have fooled a lot of us, fam. All I know is, the Oklahoma City Thunder will never win shit if Westbrook continues to play in this manner.

Now, for those who are ready to roast me, let’s look at some statistics, bruh. Ok, yes, he’s averaged a triple double for the last three seasons. All in all, he’s the first player to ever do that in NBA history. So, is that impressive? Yes. But, it doesn’t tell the whole story, son. Listen, over the last two years, he’s averaged 43% shooting from the field and 29% from 3-point range. That’s fucking atrocious, man. The problem is, his performances in the postseason are even worse, fam.

Look, Westbrook has played 18 playoff games since him and Kevin Durant squandered a 3-1 lead against the Golden State Warriors. During that stretch, the Thunder have gone 4-14. To make matters worse, Westbrook has shot 38% from the field and 30% from 3-point range. Frankly, those numbers are gross, bruh. But, no one seems to notice because he’s also averaged 29 PPG, 10 RPG and 9 APG. So, he’s close to his triple double average, but his team is losing and his shooting is disrespectfully bad. All I can say is, that’s not a coincidence, folks.

The way I see it, this last series against the Portland Trail Blazers proved that triple doubles are meaningless, son. Shit, in the last game when Damian Lillard stole their soul, Westbrook had a triple double. He also shot 11-31 from the field. Man, he took 11 more shots than Paul George who was shooting 70% that night. Like, that’s just poor basketball IQ, fam. Listen, a bad shooter was having a bad night and he still wouldn’t stop chucking the ball. That’s a fucking problem, bruh. Hell, he had games like that all series, people. In Game 2, he was one rebound away from another triple double, but he went 5-20 from the field. In Game 4, he went 5-21 on his shots. That’s three games where he had more shot attempts than points. So, remind me again why the triple doubles matter, brethren.

In the end, I’m sick of the bullshit, son. Ultimately, Westbrook will never win anything if he continues to play this way. By and by, I crucified Kevin Durant for joining the Warriors, but not for leaving Westbrook. At the end of the day, I understood why he had to get away from him, man. Keeping it a buck, Russell Westbrook just doesn’t play smart basketball, fam. It is what it is. Maybe now he’ll stop shooting so many damn threes. Probably not, though. That is all. LC out.

Damian Lillard Is A Cold Motherf*cker

So, I’m going to try and keep this post short today, son. Frankly, I only have one message, man: Damian Lillard is a cold motherfucker, fam. I mean, SHIT, bruh! What the hell kinda shot was that?! Look, I know that Lillard isn’t a stranger to series-winning shots. But, what he did to the Oklahoma City Thunder was just disrespectful, folks. On the real, that might have been the most “suck my dick” shot I’ve ever seen, brethren.

Ok, for those who missed it and hate themselves, the first round series between the Thunder and the Portland Trail Blazers was amazing, son. Now, don’t be fooled by the 4-1 outcome, man. Real talk, there was A LOT of animosity between these teams, fam. Correction, there was A LOT of animosity between Lillard and Russell Westbrook. Hell, as competing point guards, Lillard and Westbrook were essentially trying to kill each other, bruh. All I know is, Lillard got in Westbrook’s ass the entire series, people.

First, we could talk about the fact that Lillard outscored Westbrook in four of the five games. Side note, the one game that Westbrook outscored Lillard, it was only by a 33 to 32 margin, son. In any case, Lillard was outplaying Westbrook at every turn. Also, when it was time to take over a game, it was Lillard putting the Blazers on his back. On the flip side, Westbrook was a damn liability most of the time. Shit, his inept shooting was a large part of why the Thunder lost this series, man.

Now, if outplaying Westbrook wasn’t enough, Lillard decided to plunge the sword in the heart, fam. Not only did he drop 50 on their headtop, but he hit a series-winning, buzzer-beating shot from 37 feet. 37 fucking feet, bruh! Like, shit doesn’t get any more emphatic than that, bruh. Keeping it a buck, losing in that fashion has to be demoralizing, son. All I can say is, I’d have to fight Lillard if he hit that shot on me.

In the end, long live Damian Lillard! Ultimately, he’s been underrated for years, man. By and by, maybe now people will realize that he’s been cold-blooded for quite some time, fam. On top of that, Westbrook is no longer allowed to talk shit to him. That wave is dead, bruh. Finito. That is all. LC out.

P.S. Everyone should watch the shot below, son. Seriously, it’s fucking incredible, man. Good day.

Stop Tweeting, Kevin Durant

Ok, all jokes aside, where are Kevin Durant‘s friends, son? I mean, no one told him that his social media behavior has been corny as shit, man? Look, I know I’ve given him a hard time for his Golden State Warriors move, but I never thought he’d do something so lame, fam. All in all, KD just needs to accept the fact that most people don’t accept his decision. At this point, he’s an NBA champion now. Why does he still care what people think?

Now, for those who missed it, KD got caught doing some hoe shit last week. So, apparently, this dude has been using secret Twitter and Instagram accounts to argue with people hating on him. He got caught after accidentally posting a response from his REAL Twitter account. Look, in the aforementioned message, he spoke about himself in the third person, shitted on his former coach Billy Donovan AND threw shots at the entire Oklahoma City Thunder organization. In his eyes, it was just him and Russell Westbrook. To be fair, he wasn’t wrong about that part.

In any case, when he was confronted about his actions during a fireside chat at TechCrunch Disrupt, he owned up to his corniness. Now, before I continue, let me be clear about something. KD is EASILY one of the top 3 players in the game. In addition, I never faulted him for leaving OKC. Frankly, he’s only getting hate for going to a team that beat him. To make matters worse, he’s handled the situation TERRIBLY since switching teams. Look, this dude is a champion and a Finals MVP now. By and by, our opinions shouldn’t even matter to him. Keeping it a buck, people will never like his decision, fam. He just needs to focus on winning and move the fuck on, bruh.

In the end, @quiresultan on IG is not going to make us like Kevin Durant. So, he just needs to leave the secret accounts alone and go ball out. Ultimately, his third person defense ranks high on the all-time loser list, son. Shit, he’s winning now, which is what he says he’s always wanted. Nothing else should even matter, man. Just let it go, KD. LC out.

LBJ To Miami vs. KD To Golden State

So, I guess I’m about to jump into this debate, huh? I mean, ever since Kevin Durant joined the Golden State Warriors, people have compared his decision to LeBron James going to the Miami Heat. Look, enough is enough, man. Now, on face value, their respective decisions may seem “similar,” but in reality, they’re drastically different. With that being said, it’s time for me to dispel this myth, fam.

First, let’s start with LeBron. The year before he joined the Heat, his Cleveland Cavaliers team had a 61-21 record. They were the top team in the Eastern Conference and we all thought they going to meet Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals. However; LeBron and company ran into the Boston Celtics in the Semifinals. Needless to say, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett gave them that work, fam. By and by, the Cavs fell in six games.

On the flip side, the Heat had a 47-35 record that same season. They were third in their division and fifth in the East. Also, when they got to the playoffs, they lost to the Celtics in the first round and in five games. So, when LeBron switched teams, he wasn’t joining some powerhouse, son. On the real, they only became a juggernaut after he got there, man.

Now, let’s talk about Durant. The year before he joined the Warriors, his team had a 55-27 record. They were first in their division and third in the Western Conference. Now, here’s where they story gets stupid, fam. His team had a 3-1 lead over the Warriors in the Conference Finals, but then KD CHOKED! Shit, people love to blame Russell Westbrook for everything, but these same people ignore the fact that KD went 10-31 from the field in a Game 6. Keep in mind, the game was in Oklahoma City and it would’ve ended the series. So, if KD didn’t fall flat on his face, then he might’ve won a ring with the Thunder.

Once again, on the flip side, the Warriors had a 73-9 record that same season. Now, for anyone counting, that’s the best regular season record in NBA history. Honestly, they only went after KD because they choked against the Cavs in the Finals and gave up their own 3-1 lead. So, two factions of chokers decided to band together to ensure they don’t fail again.

Ok, now that I’ve laid out all of the information, let me sum this up for everyone. LeBron went to a weaker team and helped to turn them into a champion. Durant went to a championship caliber team, a squad he personally lost to, in hopes of getting that elusive ring. Keeping it a buck, I really don’t see how people compare these two moves. They don’t resemble each other at all, son. By and by, KD took the easiest way out. It just is what it is, fam.

In the end, I’m tired of defending LeBron, son. Listen, I’m not even a Cavs fan, bruh! Ultimately, I’m sick of people making assertions without any type of discernible context. All in all, everyone needs to do some basic research before they speak. That way, they don’t seem as dumb when they present their “hot takes.” In any case, the Finals will probably end tonight, man. We all need to enjoy them while they last. LC out.

Russell Westbrook Has Spoken!

To begin, I must admit that I have conflicting feelings about Russell Westbrook‘s performance this season. On one hand, I think he’s clearly made his case for NBA MVP. Look, let’s put aside the triple-doubles for a second, son. The Oklahoma City Thunder lost Kevin Durant, a top 3 player, and STILL made it to the 6th seed in the Western Conference. That’s a fucking accomplishment and the city can thank Westbrook for that. I mean, the dude is a robot/maniac and he refused to let the team fall by the wayside.

Now, I’ve seen people say that Westbrook is just “chasing stats.” Man, let’s keep it a buck, son. Westbrook locked down 42 triple-doubles during the regular season and the Thunder had a 33-9 record in those games. In addition, they had a 14-26 record when he didn’t reach that milestone. Meaning, this type of play was NECESSARY for them to win. With that being said, the criticism makes absolutely no fucking sense, fam. If the objective of the game is to win, then Westbrook did what was needed to facilitate that.

Moving on, I must also admit that Westbrook’s style of play is smothering. He’s a fucking atrocious shooter and he shoots the ball ALL THE DAMN TIME! Bruh, I’m pretty sure it’s hard for the rest of the team to get into any kind of rhythm when the leader shoots upwards of 25 times per game. Listen, this is why I say I have conflicting feelings about his style of play. His team needs him to be a ball hog, but it may actually be hurting them at the same time.

Ok, so, I’ve just said a lot, but I needed to outline my perspective on Westbrook before I tackled his postgame rant last night. Essentially, a reporter asked Westbrook’s teammate, Steven Adams, why the Thunder always lose leads when Westbrook is on the bench. Now, instead of giving him time to answer, Westbrook jumped in and told the reporter to stop trying to split them up. Ultimately, according to Westbrook, they win as a team and lose as a team.

Look, Westbrook was right for what he did and it was a noble move. On the real, nothing good can come out of the team thinking they ain’t shit when their star isn’t on the floor. I mean, they do suck when Westbrook is out of the game, but a lack of talent shouldn’t also have to be coupled with a damaged psyche, son. The fact is, the Thunder had no hope of beating the Houston Rockets before the series even started, fam. It just is what it is, man.

In the end, let Westbrook cook, bruh. Listen, I highly enjoy watching him go full berserker in every game. With that being said, I do think the team needs to find a better offense so his teammates aren’t so damn obsolete. All in all, these problems can’t be solved at this point in the season, son. So, let’s just give that man his MVP award and go home. LC out.