Kevin Durant breaks Michael Jordan’s streak & “can’t wait until it’s over”
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“I don’t really care about it. I can’t wait until it’s over.” said an unimpressed Durant after breaking Michael Jordan’s 25+ points in a game streak in a 2nd straight loss for the Thunder.
The 25+ point streak is fun for the fans and media that have to find things to feed the stat hungry fans but it’s understandable why KD, who scored 28 vs the Suns, could not care less about it.
KD didn’t even care when he tied the record after Friday’s loss the Rockets.
“We lost the game that’s all I’m worried about. I don’t care. We lost.”
After that game I said,
It’s a streak that all the great scorers in league history from Nique to the Mailman to Shaq to Kobe, McGrady, Iverson, etc, etc wouldn’t care to discuss because they have no clue how many times they scored 25+ points and why it wasn’t longer. Maybe they were sick or got injured during a game. Maybe it was a blow-out and didn’t need to stay in long enough. Maybe they were ejected. Maybe they didn’t think it was important enough to try to do. Can you imagine an all-star with 23 points asking the coach to play in the 4th quarter of a blowout so he could score 25?
I know a lot of people are accusing me of “hating” and I’ll tell them to ask any NBA hall-of-famer or former All-Star who does not work for the NBA or a sport channel if they find this record important to the league or Kevin Durant’s career and 10 out 10 will say no.
They will, like me, go on all day about how great Kevin Durant is and where he will rank among the greatest when his career is over and I’m sure they will also agree that when Durant is giving his hall-of-fame speech he wont be mentioning this streak just like how Jordan, Oscar Robertson and Wilt Chamberlain never talked about their 25+ scoring streaks.
My opinion remains the same today. As impressive as it is to do something that Karl Malone (20 games), Kobe (19 games) and Shaq (14 games) couldn’t do and to to break a record by Jordan and have only the great Wilt and Big O ahead of you – it’s just trivial and wont be talked about when the future NBA MVP and Champion is inducted into the Hall of Fame.