In order to keep Brooklyn’s season alive for at least five extra minutes, Kevin Durant had to do what superstars in his post are often asked to do and put the team on their backs. In the dying seconds of settlement in the Nets 7 game against the Bucks on Saturday, that’s exactly what he did. With a few seconds left in settlement, Durant was near the top of the key and got the ball in his hands to either win the game or send it into overtime.
As PJ Tucker bodied him, Durant adopted a quick post-up stance, then turned to pull over Tucker’s outstretched arms. The shot only hit the net and tied the game 109-109, sending the game into overtime.
Durant’s exploits ultimately ended in overtime loss, but the shot will be remembered as one of the best in NBA Game 7 history.
It wasn’t just a basketball player’s eyes on Durant as he took this incredible shot, it was his peers in the NBA community. Some of the biggest names in basketball – including former Warriors teammates Stephen Curry and Draymond Green – have all witnessed a shot that very few in league history would be comfortable taking in a situation. at such high stakes. Here are some of the big names who were impressed: