Kevin Durant was virtually unstoppable last night, which isn’t necessarily something that’s new, but was highly impressive nonetheless. Amidst his 33 points was a bucket (1:00-mark above) wherein Reggie Jackson grabbed a rebound and threw an outlet that would extend past almost everybody else’s outstretched arms. Durant grabbed it in stride and calmly put in the lay-up (like, he didn’t even have to try). “It’s like Inspector Gadget,” Mike Tirico exclaimed. “That arm is just as long as it needs to BE!”
The analogy was exquisite, and the inimitable Photoshop guru Nick_Pants, who was previously responsible for the imagery of Ultimate Warrior and Randy Savage meeting in heaven and Miley Cyrus twerking on Yu Darvish, was quick to meld Durant with the cartoon character he resembles:
Has there ever been another player in NBA history with a skill-set comparable to Durant’s?
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