In a controversial finish, the Warriors took game 1 over the Rockets in Oakland. As many fans debate the officiating of the game, many are forgetting one key factor: the play of Kevin Durant. He was the difference maker in the second half, as he helped his team overcome the offensive onslaught of the Rockets.
Alluding more to the dominance of KD, former NBA star Richard Jefferson recently commented on Durant on ESPN's morning show "Get Up!" Here is what he said:
“He is the most unguardable human that’s ever been created from an offensive standpoint. Can shoot, can dribble, can pass, can drive, can do everything, and right now is literally in the prime and pinnacle of his career.”
KD took over in the second half, playing like a guy with absolutely nothing to lose, but everything to prove.
As he embarks on what may be his final run with the Warriors, it has become clearer than ever that his decision this summer will have a profound impact on the future of the NBA hierarchy.
Even now, many are debating whether or not Durant has taken the title as the best player in the world. Until he leads a team a little less stacked than the Warriors are it will be hard to say how good he is for sure, but he is definitely giving us plenty of reason to believe.