Kevin Durant is one of the most mesmerizing, freakish basketball players I’ve ever seen.
He combines the effective height of Kareem Abdul Jabbar with the skills of Glen Rice. Its so odd watching him play, and I can’t put my finger on why. Its like he’s completely out of position. He’s like 6 inches taller and way longer than anyone who attempts to guard him, and he’s so awkward and gangly trying to defend his position.
Watching Durant last night I couldn’t help thinking how unstoppable he could be if he simply got stronger. Could you imagine? How could you stop him? Who would you defend him with?
Right now defenders can get physical with him and knock him off balance. Imagine if they could not. That’s scary to imagine.
But how long can he last as a seven footer on the perimeter? Sooner or later he almost has to get stronger because his joints will force him to play a more immobile game. (See for example, Kevin Garnett)