Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook...
...enjoy this while you can. Because it won't last. It can't. Kevin Durant is one of the very best pure shooters since the 1979-1980 season; when the NBA adopted the 3 pointer. He is in the prolific 50–40–90 ( shooting percentage at or above 50% for field goals, 40% for three-point field goals, and 90% for free throws during an entire NBA season) club. This club consists of all of 5 other players: Larry Bird, Steve Nash, Mark Price, Reggie Miller, and Dirk Nowitzki. You might have heard of these guys.
Durant and Westbrook have spent their entire basketball lives being dominant scorers. Durant plays the nice guy role, Westbrook the bad boy; this means Westbrook will be the one out the door.
Can you imagine if OKC had traded Westbrook for Rondo and kept Harden. Rondo, Harden and Durant my goodness gracious. But what OKC has is two 25 year olds that do not fit together. Neither seems willing to score fewer points and let the other take over in the fourth quarter. Key word here being willing. Durant is the league MVP, Westbrook has league MVP potential. Russell has the artistic temperament, but he is not an artist.
Has a league leading scorer ever won a championship with a shoot first point guard with MVP talent? The answer is No.
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