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.
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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