Kevin Durant is a bad, bad man. And so far in 2014, he’s been badder than ever. He led the NBA in scoring for the fourth time in his career, he led the Thunder to the Western Conference Finals once again, and he picked up regular season MVP honors along the way. No big deal.
If the first half of 2014 is any indication of what’s next to come, then LeBron and the rest of the League better look out. KD’s coming. With that in mind, we thought it only right to pick out Durant’s Top 10 Baddest Moments of 2014 so far. Here they are, presented in chronological order below.
January 17: Durant sets a new career-high with 54 points in a win over the Golden State Warriors.
January 27: KD caps off a 41-point performance with a game-winner over two Atlanta defenders.
February 7: KD rises up for a nasty reverse jam against the Orlando Magic.
February 16: KD scores a game-high 38 points (to match Blake Griffin) in the 2014 NBA All-Star Game.
February 20: Durant steals the ball and goes coast-to-coast, finishing with a ferocious dunk over none other than King James.
March 21: KD scores 51 against the Raptors, including the cold-blooded, game-winning three in double overtime.
April 16: KD helps the Thunder secure the No. 2 Playoff seed in the Western Conference with 21 fourth-quarter points, including a game-winning dunk.
April 21: KD sinks one of the most incredible shots in NBA Playoff history, a 4-point play in Game 2 of the opening round vs. Memphis.
May 6: Durant delivers a memorable, powerful and emotional MVP acceptance speech.
May 15: KD leads Oklahoma City to a series win over the Clippers with 39 points and 16 rebounds, sending the Thunder to the Western Finals.