LeBron James Awestruck by Kevin Durant’s ‘Nasty’ Moves that Embarrasses Giannis Antetokounmpo

Published 06/07/2021, 8:48 PM EDT
Jun 7, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) tries to block a shot taken by Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) in the first quarter during game two in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports


The Brooklyn Nets are in a mood to crush and discard the Bucks. The way they started Game 2 showed that they’re in no mood to play more than four games in this series. James Harden was absent, but the Nets did not seem to miss their star point guard as Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving took to business early. 

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The duo hit it off in no time as the Bucks saw a double-figure deficit in just nine minutes of play. The Nets going for a blowout victory without a hint of doubt.

Kevin Durant impressed LeBron James

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Just four minutes into the game, Kevin Durant stunned Giannis Antetokounmpo with a combo for a two-pointer. KD made the difficult move on the reigning DPOY look so simple, that even LeBron James burst into praise. The Lakers’ star forward took to Twitter and wrote:

The Sniper was on fire, and that was clearly visible from the initial few minutes of the game. KD had begun the game by drawing three quick fouls – two on PJ Tucker and one on Giannis. 

It was terrible to see how the Bucks, even with elite defenders like Jrue Holiday, the Greek Freak, and Khris Middleton, looked like a high school team. The Bucks seemed so clueless that it felt like the Nets could win this match even if Kyrie Irving had been sitting out too.

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The Brooklyn Nets pinned down the Bucks

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The Nets took a 25 point lead nearing the end of the second quarter with eight of their players having contributed actively. Even Blake Griffin was in a stupendous form, dunking on Giannis like the superstar that he once was. KD had 21 initial points with 70% shooting from the field followed by Bruce Brown with his 11 on 71.4%.

Jun 7, 2021; Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, and Jrue Holiday try to grab a loose ball at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

The Bucks’ offense looked sluggish and shameful in front of the Nets’ roster and there was nothing their defense could do about it either. However, both Brook Lopez and Jrue Holiday were still trying to catch up as they touched double figures before Giannis.

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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