Cross your fingers ladies and gentleman, because this might be the only thing that can stop a team as talented as the Golden State Warriors. I am not saying it will their achilles heel, but Kevin Durant's inability to play the villain could very well if a storyline if they don't start off as dominant as expected. Just take look at this play right. KD couldn't get through a 50 point blowout against China during the offseason without a cringeworthy attempt at showmanship. In a couple international exhibitions he already has more failed premature celebrations than his new team did all of last year in actual meaningful basketball games. His average can only go up because as of now he's 0-1 on uncharacteristically cocky gestures, but you just know that Steph Curry took a deep breathe and gritted his teeth from the front row when he saw that shot clank off the rim. That right there is not the Warriors way. They may preemptively break out the salt, but they are confident as you can be that there will be a wound to rub it in.
Can't say that about the mild mannered, soft spoken superstar that calmly went about his business as a widely praised player in a small market to this point in his career. Real shocking that the guy that wrote "Have Fun" and "Smile" on his shoes during the NBA playoffs looks like a jackass trying to play the bad guy. Can't believe the guy that gave the media the silent treatment after a playoff loss looks uncomfortable as the heel. It probably won't stop his team from bulldozing the NBA, but as it stands Kevin Durant is very evidently cock-unsure and hopefully that leads to some opportunities to make jokes at the expense of his embarrassing portrayal of a villain along the way.
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