Fifteen years ago, after throwing down one of the most impressive dunks in the history of the Slam Dunk Contest, Vince Carter turned to the camera and proclaimed, “it’s over.” Now, in 2015, the only thing that’s “over” is the Slam Dunk Contest itself.
What happened to the old K.D.? What happened to the kind Kevin Durant, crying at the podium during his MVP speech? What happened to the quiet, sharpshooting Durant we once knew?
That Kevin Durant is gone. And honestly, I don’t think too many people mind.
A recent string of events have marked a change in Durant’s personality. He is now more intense. He is now just brutally honest. He doesn’t hold back. He says and does whatever is on his mind.
The Atlanta Hawks just had their 19-game win streak snapped by the New Orleans Pelicans. They were only fourteen wins away from tying the all-time NBA record. So close. Continue reading The Atlanta Hawks Won’t Win the NBA Title