‘Nuts’: Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant Makes a Case for Anthony Davis over Tim Duncan on the All-time List

Published 04/21/2021, 2:00 AM EDT
DENVER, CO–Kevin Durant, OKC Thunder after practice at Pepsi Center Friday afternoon. Andy Cross, The Denver Post (Photo By Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images)


Kevin Durant, when not appearing on the court, is definitely playing off it. His step back jumpers and his tweets are equally lethal for anyone messing with the giant power forward. The Brooklyn Nets star is not somebody who will listen to trash talk in silence.. 

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Recently, he picked his All-time roster and chose 11 players, apart from him, from different eras. The choices, especially that of Lakers’ Anthony Davis, picked heat, and criticism began flowing for KD’s selection. That’s when KD came out in AD’s defense.

Kevin Durant covered for Lakers’ Anthony Davis

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KD is a rare personality that has more tweets than points gained in his decade-long career. So if a tweet has the power to provoke him, the chances are high that a witty response will follow. 

So when a fan expressed his own reasons for choosing AD, Kevin Durant responded. In a way, the 32-YO picked the Lakers center-forward over Karl Malone, Charles Barkley, and Larry Bird, among others with crisp reasoning.

KD later shut a hater by calling him a “stat guy” and delivering that message in a way that made stats appear too overrated.

The other personality to choose an All-time team was Nick Wright. Being a sports radio talk show host, Nick picked a balanced roster with KD on the bench and Tim Duncan replacing him on the starting five. Even though Durant’s choice of Tracy McGrady was surprising, ESPN analyst Kirk Goldsberry took a dig at KD for not considering Tim’s name on his list. 

Read also – Stephen A. Smith Raises Questions About Kevin Durant Picking Serge Ibaka over Russell Westbrook

When Brooklyn Nets star omitted Russell Westbrook from his list

Kevin Durant’s choice of Anthony Davis made sense. The 28-YO AD has never been a great three-point shooter, but he’s good at attacking shooters using his long arms. His man-to-man defense and floor spacing make him one of the top 5 power forwards in the current season.

In other news, KD’s retweet to poke fun at Steph Curry for dropping points over brother Seth Curry was entertaining to watch.

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What was tough to believe was the Slim Reaper almost missing out on Russell Westbrook from his coveted list. While counting his 13-year career’s top five teammates, the 6’10” athlete named Kyrie Irving, James Harden, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Serge Ibaka, in that order. It was only after the show’s host made KD realize he had missed out on an important name did he mention Russ. 

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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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