Kevin Durant is undoubtedly one of the greatest players in NBA history.
And while it’s evident that he can single-handedly turn any team into a legit NBA championship contender, history has shown us that no one can win on their own.
As a matter of fact, Durant hasn’t found much success in the postseason lately, as great as he is.
Recently, Nick Wright pointed out the fact that he’s actually on a seven-game losing streak in the NBA playoffs, which was shocking to the fans.
Amazingly, and seemingly impossibly because of how overall brilliant he’s been, but Kevin Durant is now on a 7 game playoff losing streak.
The last playoff game he won was the 48-17-10 masterpiece in G5 of Rd. 2 in ‘21 against the Bucks.
— nick wright (@getnickwright) April 17, 2023
Defense still wins championships, as Westbrook showed tonight. Suns allowed layup after layup and lazy perimeter rotations. Suns in five 😉
— Michael Muscato (@michael_muscato) April 17, 2023
“Best player in the world” Kevin Durant hasn’t won a playoff game since June 15th 2021 pic.twitter.com/RDrPg8El9M
— Max (@tljawful) April 17, 2023
Imagine the things Skip would say about LeBron if he was on a 7 game losing streak in the playoffs 😂
— Ray Pittman (@RayPittman2011) April 17, 2023
With a PGless Clippers, I don't know how you let that one slip away.. But it's just game one.
— @Lavry (@LavryAdam84) April 17, 2023
KD is an amazing basketball player. Generational players are defined by leadership and success. Success = leading teams to victory.
KD lacks generational player status.
— Viwek Bisen (@Viwekbisen) April 17, 2023
Of course, blaming Durant for his team’s shortcomings would be inaccurate and unfair, but it’s still crazy to think that he’s lost seven in a row in the postseason.
The guy has put up huge numbers with insane efficiency, but his supporting cast in Brooklyn was rarely up to the task, and the Los Angeles Clippers out-hustled his Phoenix Suns in Sunday night’s loss.
The Suns didn’t hesitate to trade a rising star like Mikal Bridges to get KD.
They know their championship window might close sooner rather than later, as Chris Paul isn’t getting any younger, and there were rumors of Deandre Ayton’s discontent with the team.
But that move, as good as it may seem on paper, also cost them some of their depth, and that could play a major factor in the postseason.
Even so, they should be more than able to bounce back and steal homecourt advantage from the Clippers again, but they’ll need to be near perfect in the remainder or this series.NEXT: Russell Westbrook Got Involved In A Heated Argument With Fan