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Dirk Nowitzki has set the mold for big guys that can shoot from the outside. He’s going to go into the Hall of Fame as one of the greatest shooters of all time, and he’s 7 feet tall.
Last year he took over during the NBA Finals and this year he has to pass off the torch to another tall guy who can light it up from the outside. Kevin Durant isn’t quite a 7-footer, unless you’re looking at his freakishly long wingspan, and he has more athleticism and more of a guard’s skill set than Nowitzki, but he still belongs in the category of “super tall guys who can shoot.” Dirk himself has had to acknowledge the talent that Durant brings to the table.
"KD is way ahead of my curve,” Nowitzki said. “He's arguably the best player in the league right now. I see a guy that really has no holes."
If Durant keeps playing the way he has been, especially head-to-head against LeBron James, we may be able to remove the “arguably” from Dirk’s comment. Even though KD missed out on the season M
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Playing in his 1st NBA finals game Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant was unstoppable. As the Thunder beat the Miami Heat in Game 1 105-94. The Heat had no answer for the scoring champ. Durant finished the game with 36 points on 12 of 20 shooting from the field. 4 of those field goals were three pointers. Durant also added 8 rebounds and 4 assists.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder did not look sharp coming out of the gate in game one of the NBA Finals, as they hosted the Miami Heat Tuesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena, as they seemed ill at ease during the first quarter of the club’s first trip to the Association’s Championship round, allowing their visitors to jump on top by seven points at the conclusion of the quarter...
We’re just a few hours away from the NBA Finals match up we’ve been waiting for since the shortened season began. LeBron James and the Miami Heat will visit Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The media will make this series about LeBron’s ability to finally win himself a ring, and rightfully so, but this is also about Durant ability to show he can win.
Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: OKC's big comeback
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The Hornets eventually went back home, but now Kevin Durant and the rest of the young Thunder might make Oklahoma City an annual summer destination.
For Cavaliers fans, the strange bedfellowing
of last year's NBA Finals continues this summer, just with a different potential
paramour. The question is, what kind of relationship can we really have when
our newest crush barely knows we exist?
Last season's wooing of the Dallas
Mavericks was all hand-holding and restaurant desserts, admittedly. The wounds
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It’s the finals every body wanted.
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Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Oklahoma,with the Heat and the Thunder, is set to Tip-Off at 8 PM Eastern time. Kevin Durant Dominated in game one and just took over. Can LeBron dominate today and get the win on the road? There are many factors that will contribute to tonight's game in order for the Heat not to go down 2-0 in the series. Dwayne Wade needs to have a better game than...
The 2012 NBA Finals featuring the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. the Miami Heat kicks off tonight. Instead of trying to analyze who has the advantage and who’s going to win we’re going down a different road.
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