Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops

Go Back   Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops > InsideHoops Main Basketball Forums > NBA Forum

NBA Forum NBA Message Board - NBA Fan Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-12-2010, 04:40 PM   #1
C-Webb4
Rondoooooooooooooooooo
 
C-Webb4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,215
Default Kevin Durant = something unique that this game has never seen.



A 6'10 swingman with KG's height and length, with guard-like dribbling and shooting ability, great rebounding ability, good shotblocker, and good defender. If he adds a bit more weight, develops a post game, and improves on his passing ability this guy is gona be unstoppable.
C-Webb4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 04:43 PM   #2
Yung D-Will
Utah Jazz (6-6)
 
Yung D-Will's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Jerry Sloan's Doghouse
Posts: 11,485
Default Re: Kevin Durant = something unique that this game has never seen.

Yung D-Will is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 04:44 PM   #3
C-Webb4
Rondoooooooooooooooooo
 
C-Webb4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,215
Default Re: Kevin Durant = something unique that this game has never seen.

He's actually nothing like Tracy Mcgrady and he's already right now at 21 better than T-Mac was in his prime.
C-Webb4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 04:47 PM   #4
joyner82
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 2,330
Default Re: Kevin Durant = something unique that this game has never seen.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yung D-Will

T-Mac was nowhere near the scorer/shooter Durant is. T-Mac was a better playmaker/dribbler but Durant has him beat in every other area.

That would be like comparing LeBron to Malone just based on body type
joyner82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 04:47 PM   #5
Kblaze8855
Titles are overrated
 
Kblaze8855's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: I love me some me.
Posts: 21,112
Default Re: Kevin Durant = something unique that this game has never seen.

Tmac was a better ball handler by a lot, a far better passer, and before about 03...a better defender. Durant is tmac with better shot selection and far less athletic ability.
Kblaze8855 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 04:48 PM   #6
C-Webb4
Rondoooooooooooooooooo
 
C-Webb4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,215
Default Re: Kevin Durant = something unique that this game has never seen.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kblaze8855
Tmac was a better ball handler by a lot, a far passer, and before about 03...a better defender. Durant is tmac with better shot selection and far less athletic ability.
T-Mac is 6'8 and far more the traditional SF than Durant is. A 6'9-6'10 guy with incredibly long arms who handles the ball as well as he does is pretty much unheard of.
C-Webb4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 04:49 PM   #7
joyner82
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 2,330
Default Re: Kevin Durant = something unique that this game has never seen.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kblaze8855
Tmac was a better ball handler by a lot, a far better passer, and before about 03...a better defender. Durant is tmac with better shot selection and far less athletic ability.

T-Mac was nowhere near the scorer Durant is and Durant is much taller/longer.
joyner82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 04:50 PM   #8
Haymaker
NBA Finals MVP
 
Haymaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 6,422
Default Re: Kevin Durant = something unique that this game has never seen.

Get that ***** ass T-Mac outta this thread!!!
Haymaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 04:50 PM   #9
C-Webb4
Rondoooooooooooooooooo
 
C-Webb4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,215
Default Re: Kevin Durant = something unique that this game has never seen.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kblaze8855
Tmac was a better ball handler by a lot, a far better passer, and before about 03...a better defender. Durant is tmac with better shot selection and far less athletic ability.
You do realize that KD is probably a good 4-5 years or more from actually reaching his prime don't you?
C-Webb4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 04:50 PM   #10
Peteballa
Go Gators
 
Peteballa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Gainesville
Posts: 2,273
Default Re: Kevin Durant = something unique that this game has never seen.

Quote:
Originally Posted by joyner82
T-Mac was nowhere near the scorer/shooter Durant is. T-Mac was a better playmaker/dribbler but Durant has him beat in every other area.

That would be like comparing LeBron to Malone just based on body type

Nowhere near the scorer/shooter?

Dude, what are you, 9?

Can someone please ban this guy?

You've said many ridiculous things but this might be the worst. T-mac was nowhere near the scorer/shooter Durant is...
Peteballa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 04:53 PM   #11
C-Webb4
Rondoooooooooooooooooo
 
C-Webb4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,215
Default Re: Kevin Durant = something unique that this game has never seen.

Yeah, it's a disgrace that people actually brought T-mac's name into this thread. There's 7 mods here, i'm sure one of you can clean up this shit.
C-Webb4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 04:54 PM   #12
ShaqAttack3234
7-time NBA All-Star
 
ShaqAttack3234's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 12,683
Default Re: Kevin Durant = something unique that this game has never seen.

Quote:
Originally Posted by C-Webb4
He's actually nothing like Tracy Mcgrady and he's already right now at 21 better than T-Mac was in his prime.

Nah, 2003 T-Mac>2010 Durant. McGrady scored more than Durant that season and was a much better passer as well as being a better defender.

In 2003, McGrady's prolific 3 point shooting, ability to shoot off the dribble or move off the ball and drill mid-range shots as well as superior athleticism and ball handling ability which made him capable of getting to the basket and finishing over anyone or scoring with acrobatic lay ups made him atleast as good of a scorer, actually, better, IMO, atleast in that season.

As far as passing, this isn't even close. McGrady was capable of running his team's offense and setting up his teammates, Durant doesn't have that ability and hasn't shown any signs that he ever will.

I'll also take a young, healthy T-Mac over Durant defensively.

With that being said, I will acknowledge that outside of 2003, there's not really any seperation between T-Mac and Durant because Durant's scoring easily trumps any of McGrady's other seasons and his rebounding is on par or better. However, it's important to note that scoring was very low league wide when McGrady won his second scoring title.

And for the record, I'd take 2002 and 2005 T-Mac over Durant as an overall player.

Durant is on par with prime T-Mac(2001-2007), but not peak T-Mac(2003)
ShaqAttack3234 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 04:54 PM   #13
AK47DR91
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Kevin Durant = something unique that this game has never seen.

It'll be a matter of time before Durant is traded to Boston. No way is a future Top 5 player of all-time playing on a small market team like OKC.

I'm hoping sooner than later that he'll be in Celtics uniform.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 04:55 PM   #14
C-Webb4
Rondoooooooooooooooooo
 
C-Webb4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,215
Default Re: Kevin Durant = something unique that this game has never seen.

Again, are we acknowledging that KD is 21 years old? He has not yet reached his prime, so why are we comparing a prime T-mac to Kevin Durant who hasn't yet reached his?
C-Webb4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 04:56 PM   #15
kNIOKAS
There will be plaster
 
kNIOKAS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 5,770
Default Re: Kevin Durant = something unique that this game has never seen.

yeah, get the fuc out. t-mac love-fest is so '04. we have another kid now.
kNIOKAS is offline   Reply With Quote
This NBA Basketball News Website Sponsored by:


Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:32 PM.






NBA BASKETBALL FORUM KEY LINKS:

InsideHoops.com Home

NBA Rumors

2019 FIBA World Cup

Team USA Basketball

NBA free agency

NBA free agents list

NBA Videos

Search Site

FOLLOW US
Twitter
Facebook
Instagram
YouTube
















Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Terms of Use/Service | Privacy Policy