TAG: Kevin Durant

Latest News / Sep 30, 2014 / 8:15 pm

Report: Kevin Durant Can’t Palm A Basketball

Derek Fisher, Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant stands at least 6-10. His wingspan is approximately 7-5, and his fingertips hang less than 10 inches from the rim when he puts his arms above his head. Despite those Gumby-like proportions, though, there’s finally something KD can’t do on the court that some of our reads can – palm a basketball. Read More »

NBA / Sep 30, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Kevin Durant Says He Has Killer Instinct Of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant

Kevin Durant

26 year-old Kevin Durant, already established as one of the greatest basketball players the game has ever seen, is finally comfortable in his own skin. The reigning MVP and four-time scoring champion made that clear in an illuminative, wide-ranging interview with Sam Amick of USA Today. Absent from the piece are platitudes, generalities, and typical company lines that Durant so frequently espoused as he grew to super-duper-stardom since being drafted in 2007. In their place are moments of real, unfiltered insight, like Durant’s admission of the profane thoughts he had for those who criticized his decision to withdraw from FIBA World Cup play this summer. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Smack / Sep 29, 2014 / 5:45 pm

Kevin Durant To Critics Of His Withdrawal From World Cup: “I Was Like ‘F*** ‘Em’”

Kevin Durant

The now familiar Nike slogans drive home the point: Kevin Durant is “not nice” and “the baddest.” It’s a clever campaign, but critiques that KD was ever too respectful or humble to reach his sky-high ceiling were always ridiculous. You don’t become a crunch-time assassin and arguably the best player on earth without unrelenting confidence and a selfish drive to be the best. Read More »

NBA / Sep 26, 2014 / 5:00 pm

The Top 10 Offensive Players In The NBA Today

Chris Paul, Steph Curry, Blake Griffin

When Stephen Curry said he was a better offensive player than LeBron James, a lot of people guffawed. The fidelity of Steph’s answer can be debated — personally, we think it’s closer than most believe, and of course he’d choose himself — but the premise is an interesting way of looking at the game: Who exactly are the best offensive players in the NBA? Forgetting defense for a moment, here’s an attempt to rank, in order, the 10 best offensive players in the NBA today. Read More »

GIFs, Video, Video Games / Sep 25, 2014 / 2:00 pm

New NBA 2K15 Trailer Shows Off D-Rose, KD, LeBron, Harden’s Euro-Step & More

Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin

Maybe it’s the soundtrack — A Tribe Called Quest‘s kinetic masterpiece, “What’s the Scenario,” with the first time Busta Rhymes got some shine after his rapid-fire verse — but the “Momentus” trailer for NBA 2K15 is our favorite so far. Featuring seemingly every player you want to see next season, but also some of their signature moves, this gameplay-heavy release from 2K Sports is just the thing to cure any autumnal doldrums. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Video Games / Sep 25, 2014 / 11:15 am

Kevin Durant Tells Jimmy Fallon He Plays As LeBron James In NBA 2K15

Kevin Durant, Jimmy Fallon

We spoke with Kevin Durant on Tuesday night at the NBA 2K15 launch party in New York City where he told us, “I’m like the best,” at the game. As part of his trip to New York City, Durant stopped by “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” and — after confidently proclaiming he was “really good” at the game again — he admitted he doesn’t play as himself in NBA 2K, but as LeBron James. Yeah, Durantula plays as ‘Bron. Read More »

Video, Video Games / Sep 24, 2014 / 3:00 pm

NBA 2K15 Trailer Offers Glimpse At Expanded MyCAREER & Mentor Options

James Harden

In NBA 2K14, gamers could interact with cover athlete LeBron James as he offered some guidance for those of us without four MVPs and two Finals MVPs. This year, as the 2K team continues to expand the world of NBA 2K, the developers and engineers of NBA 2K15 added audio from players all across the league who can mentor you during MyCAREER mode. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Video Games / Sep 24, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Kevin Durant Tells Dime “I’m Like The Best”…At NBA 2K

Kevin Durant

The glitz and glamour of Hollywood joined NBA 2K15 cover athlete Kevin Durant and former Thunder teammate James Harden as they helped celebrate the launch of the game (hitting stores Oct. 7) in New York on top of The Standard High Line adjacent to the Hudson River. We braved the glare of the red carpet to catch up with the 2014 NBA MVP to talk about the new game. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 23, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Nike Celebrates Kevin Durant’s Birthday With Intricate Cake, Huge Pinata

Kevin Durant (photo. Ballislife Twitter)

Almost 26 year-old Kevin Durant is just like any other birthday boy, apparently: He likes his cake and piñatas! The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar and reigning NBA MVP is on the Nike campus today for an early birthday party, enjoying his fun as if he were two decades younger. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Video Games / Sep 19, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Kevin Durant Intros NBA 2KTV Debut On NBA 2K15

Kevin Durant NBA 2K15 2KTV

The folks at NBA 2K just keep upping the ante, and their latest trailer for NBA 2K15 features cover athlete Kevin Durant introducing a new, weekly in-game television program, NBA 2KTV. Hosted by sports broadcast personality, Rachel DeMita, she’ll be featured live every time you turn on the game, filming new segments every week after the game’s release on October 7. As KD says in the trailer after the jump, “Whoa man, that’s sick.” Read More »