Jun 21, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots over Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) during the second quarter in game five in the 2012 NBA Finals at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE
Imagine Kevin Durant missing shots intentionally. That visual just confounds all sense of logic and purpose right?
It’s something that comes very difficult for the three-time scoring champion, whose already compiled nearly 10,000 regular season points in five seasons.
For his new movie, “Thunderstruck”, which premiers this Friday, Durant had to intentionally miss shots to give the facade that he gave his talent to a 16-year old. (How I wouldn’t give for that moment to be played out in real life, especially before every matchup with the Spurs. But I digress.)
“You guys know me, every time I get out on a court I try to get a little better. I was out there making a few shots, but once they yelled ‘action’ I had to miss. It’s difficult to try to miss shots after so many years of trying to make them, but I figured it out. It worked out well.”
If Durant suddenly starts shooting at Jamal Crawford level efficiency, then I would like to personally thank director John Whitesell. That would be very nice of him, you know.