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Five burning questions for Kevin Durant

Had it not been for Kevin Durant’s “big-ass foot,” we may have been referring to the past few months as the Summer of KD.

The Nets star nearly propelled Brooklyn into the 2021 Eastern Conference finals with what initially appeared to be a game-winning 3-pointer but was correctly ruled a game-tying 2-pointer in Game 7 of the Nets’ second-round series against the Bucks. Milwaukee went on to win in overtime, of course, and eventually capture the NBA championship.

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After coming up short in his quest for a third title, Durant shifted his focus to the Olympics. Despite getting off on the wrong, uh, foot with losses in multiple exhibition games and its Olympic opener, Team USA did manage to accomplish its mission in large part because Durant covered up the limitations of a flawed roster.

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Chicago Bears QB Nick Foles says he didn’t criticize Matt Nagy’s play-calling after ESPN’s Brian Griese ignites questions. But Foles and Nagy have plenty to iron out this week.

Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles had a lot to answer for about his play on the field after the Los Angeles Rams’ 24-10 victory Monday night at SoFi Stadium.

There was the pass he forced into double coverage on Darnell Mooney that Taylor Rapp intercepted in the end zone in the third quarter. And there was the missed deep shot in the third to Mooney, who had beaten Jalen Ramsey and had 75 yards of open field in front of him.

But Foles also was answering questions late Monday about a conversation off the field he had with ESPN announcer Brian Griese as the broadcast crew prepared for the game. Griese spoke of the conversation late in the fourth quarter, shortly after the Rams pass rush disrupted yet another Foles throw.

“We were talking to Nick Foles yesterday,” Griese said, “and he said: ‘You know, sometimes play calls come in,

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