Kevin Durant’s hard dunk on ex teammate James Harden

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| December 30th, 2013 | 3,098 Views

In order, these are the things that ex teammates want to do to their past friends.

  1. Keep or break everything left behind in their lockers
  2. Replace them in all local commercials (only applies to scrubs)
  3. Steal their girlfriends and take an instagram pic for proof
  4. Score 30 on them
  5. Dunk on them
  6. Beat their new team by double digits
  7. Have dinner with them afterwards to rub it in and then make them pay the bill

I might be wrong about most of those but #5 is what most fans want to see happen when ex teammates face off against each other.

As for Kevin Durant, he’s engaged, has a few dollars and a couple endorsements that would rank over local furniture or auto dealers, so I think only 4-6 really appeals to him when it comes to facing off against old teammates like Houston’s James Harden.  So let’s see how he did.

  1. Score 30?  Check! He had 33 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists
  2. Dunk on them? Check! Now you can argue if he dunked on, over, by, near, whatever, but he did dunk (fill in the blank) on Harden
  3. Win by double digits?  Check! The Thunder won 117-86 in

As for the ex Thunder, that I’m really glad to see wearing a Rockets uni since I am a Houstonian, Harden had a hard night and only made 2 of 9 shots. But unlike the other night when 2 shots could mean 27 points, on this night, 2 shots and a couple free throws meant 8 points.

I was going to say maybe James and the Rockets were just fatigue but that excuse would just anger Kevin McHale.

“You’re playing basketball,” McHale said, shaking his head. “You’re not logging tall timbers, believe me. Four games in five nights … next question.

“We couldn’t stop them. We couldn’t run. We had nothing.”



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