Nets’ Kevin Durant Achieves Rare NBA Feat that Even Michael Jordan Couldn’t Accomplish

Published 01/27/2021, 11:32 PM EST
Jan 1, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets small forward Kevin Durant (7) drives the ball around Atlanta Hawks point guard Brandon Goodwin (0) during the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports


Ever since returning from the Achilles’ tear injury, Kevin Durant has been a different breed. He joined the Brooklyn Nets to try and win another championship in his career. Moreover, the Nets have a super-team right now, but KD hasn’t let that fact impact his numbers.

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If anything, the Slim Reaper has improved since his return to the NBA. This season, the Nets haven’t had the best of starts, but no one can blame KD for that. The former MVP is putting up ridiculous numbers time and time again.

In fact, following the Nets’ victory against the Hawks, Kevin Durant joined the NBA history books. Durant scored 32 points as he led the Nets to a stunning victory in overtime over Trae Young’s Atlanta Hawks.

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After winning this game, Durant is still averaging over 30 points in this season. He became only the second player in NBA history to average at least 30 points in the first 15 games with a new team. The only other player to achieve this feat was NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain.

This is such a rare feat that even Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant or LeBron James couldn’t achieve this record in their careers. If KD continues his hot start to the season, he is on the path to bag the second MVP of his career.

Can Kevin Durant lead the Brooklyn Nets to a championship?

Jan 18, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets shooting guard James Harden (13) and power forward Kevin Durant (7) high five during the fourth quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks at Barclays Center. The Nets defeated the Bucks 125-123. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

While KD might win the regular season MVP, his efforts will be in vain if the Nets fail to win an NBA title. Additionally, he has Kyrie Irving and James Harden by his side, so the fans expect Brooklyn to go all the way.

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However, if there is anything we have learned from watching the Big 3 till now, it is that they have plenty of holes in their defense. They need to sign a free agent big man in hopes to bolster their defensive prowess. If the Nets can erase this flaw from their team, the sky is the limit for them.

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What are your thoughts on Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets so far? Feel free to share your views in the comments section below.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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