Kevin Durant will make his Phoenix Suns debut vs. the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night.
Needless to say, all eyes will be set on the two-time NBA Champion, who was playing at an MVP-caliber level before going down with an injury.
Kyrie Irving’s trade request caught Durant by surprise, but he still managed to be sent to a favorable situation.
Now, the Suns are expected to be one of the frontrunners to win the NBA title, as they were already a legit threat before landing one of the most talented pure scorers this game has ever seen.
Ironically, that’s precisely why some people will still look down on KD and put asterisks on his legacy, even if he winds up leading them to their very-first NBA championship.
At least, that’s why NBA analyst Jay Williams seems to think, as he believes the jury is already set on Durant and his career.
“Members of the media will still say, ‘well, he forced his way out of Brooklyn ’cause that failed, and he still got himself with another team where they had another perennial All-Star in Devin Booker in CP3′,” Williams said. “You’re damned if you do; you’re damned if you don’t.”
“You’re damned if you do, you’re damned if you don’t.”@RealJayWilliams says Kevin Durant is in a no-win situation in Phoenix. #KJM pic.twitter.com/SqBMKFJK4h
— Keyshawn, JWill & Max (@KeyJayandMax) March 1, 2023
Williams adds that basketball purists will still cherish and praise Durant for how much he’s done for the game, regardless of how he managed to win his rings.
Also, all things considered, it’s not like KD got a free ride to his two championships; he won two Finals MVPs and was the second — and sometimes arguably first — best player on that Golden State Warriors team.
There’s no such thing as an easy NBA championship; therefore, there should be no asterisk next to his titles.
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