This isn’t anything new: even when he played for the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors he had a lot of people who loved to rag on him and decry his success and say he isn’t as great as some claim.
It’s partly because of his personality and partly because of his unparalleled success but it sometimes ignores factual truth.
One truth is that Durant can get downright fired up about basketball and can still be an absolute menace on the court.
Kevin Durant most PPG against a team:
32.0 vs Thunder
29.9 vs Warriors pic.twitter.com/4BG1xS57Gq
— StatMuse (@statmuse) July 18, 2022
He is especially dangerous when playing against his former teams.
His average number of points per game against the Thunder is 32.0 and 29.9 against the Warriors.
In other words, when Durant is going up against his former squads he really puts a hurting on them.
But one major question remains: are the Nets his next former team?
It was just a few weeks ago when the NBA world was rocked by the news that Durant wants to leave the Nets.
Since then, not a whole lot has happened.
Brooklyn is obviously asking for a lot in exchange for Durant and they have yet to see a deal they are happy with.
Since Durant is in the midst of a four-year contract, the Nets hold all the power in his future and they may decide to retain him whether he likes it or not.
The drama and negotiations are dragging on slowly and might not come to an end any time soon.
If he does eventually leave the Nets, one thing is for sure: whenever he later plays against them, he will definitely leave a mark.