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Durant won't always heave buzzer beating half court shots

If Lebron admitted to this before winning a ring, he would've been crucified relentlessly. I'm sure Durant isn't the only one to feel this way, but still.

For the record, I don't care he feels this way. I'm sure most players do.

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“It depends on what I’m shooting from the field. First quarter if I’m 4-for-4, I let it go. Third quarter if I’m like 10-for-16, or 10-for-17, I might let it go. But if I’m like 8-for-19, I’m going to go ahead and dribble one more second and let that buzzer go off and then throw it up there. So it depends on how the game’s going.”



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Billy Mays
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re: Durant won't always heave buzzer beating half court shots
21st century basketball FTW


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beaverfever
Arkansas Fan
Little Rock
Member since Jan 2008
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re: Durant won't always heave buzzer beating half court shots
I would never admit that.


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LSUTIGER in TEXAS
Toledo Fan
Houston TX
Member since Jan 2008
7119 posts

re: Durant won't always heave buzzer beating half court shots
i love how guys heave it up as soon as the buzzer sounds. like they were trying to get the ball off but had to take an extra 4 uncontested dribbles first.


bottom line is people like durant. hes a sweet boy who kisses his momma and cries when he loses in the finals. rules simply arent applied evenly across the board. certain people get passes, certain people do not. 2 people can do/say the exact same thing, and it can be perceived completely different. just the way it is....


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theunknownknight
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2005
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re: Durant won't always heave buzzer beating half court shots
:KobeDontCare:


OBUDan
LSU Fan
Chicago
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re: Durant won't always heave buzzer beating half court shots
I have a friend who runs stats for the Thunder, he says Durant asks for his shooting percentage every time he checks in.


AlexLSU
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2005
24746 posts

re: Durant won't always heave buzzer beating half court shots
I really hope that's a tongue-in-cheek comment. For the second best player in the game, you wouldn't expect Durant to care about something as trivial as his shooting percentage. This is as statistically shameful as Ricky Davis intentionally missing a shot to boost his rebounding numbers.


lighter345
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Jan 2009
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re: Durant won't always heave buzzer beating half court shots
This makes me think less of him. Not that he gives a frick.


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rockchlkjayhku11
Georgia Fan
Cincinnati, OH
Member since Aug 2006
28349 posts

re: Durant won't always heave buzzer beating half court shots
shane battier said this years ago in an si or espn article. and he's the fricking poster child for sportsmanship, teamwork, all that shite.


Billy Mays
Hawaii Fan
Member since Jan 2009
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re: Durant won't always heave buzzer beating half court shots
Does he have any contact incentives for shooting a certain percentage?


jturn17
Member since Jan 2011
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re: Durant won't always heave buzzer beating half court shots
quote:

quote:
“It depends on what I’m shooting from the field. First quarter if I’m 4-for-4, I let it go. Third quarter if I’m like 10-for-16, or 10-for-17, I might let it go. But if I’m like 8-for-19, I’m going to go ahead and dribble one more second and let that buzzer go off and then throw it up there. So it depends on how the game’s going.”


LeBron does the exact opposite. If he's having a poor shooting night, he doesn't care about his percentage, but, if he's shooting well, he'll hold that shot or pass to a teammate, usually too late for them to shoot it too.

Last year I think the entire Heat team was on a protect of half court heaves. Even Mike Miller would pocket them. Strange stuff.


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jturn17
Member since Jan 2011
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re: Durant won't always heave buzzer beating half court shots
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shane battier said this years ago in an si or espn article. and he's the fricking poster child for sportsmanship, teamwork, all that shite.


Did he say he holds them? I thought he just advocated not counting it as a shot attempt unless it went in, similar to fouls.


floridatigah
UCF Fan
FL
Member since Oct 2004
7182 posts

re: Durant won't always heave buzzer beating half court shots
I see it in almost every game I watch and every player does it, dumb to say though. Hate when guys get the ball with 2 seconds uncontested and don't even bother to attempt a 1/2 court shot.


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Powerman
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Corpus Christi, TX
Member since Jan 2004
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re: Durant won't always heave buzzer beating half court shots
quote:

Does he have any contact incentives for shooting a certain percentage?


Legit question



SlowFlowPro
Stanford Fan
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re: Durant won't always heave buzzer beating half court shots
i don't think NBA contracts have those sorts of things


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CocomoLSU
Penn State Fan
Inside your dome.
Member since Feb 2004
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re: Durant won't always heave buzzer beating half court shots
This doesn't bother me at all, unless he's stubborn enough to not throw it up at the end of the game for a tie or win.

Okay, 1 second left and we're down three. Kevin, you get the inbounds pass and try it from half court.

"Nah, corch, gotta keep that percentage up, yaheard?"



(I know KD doesn't talk like that, but it's funnier in my head that way)


SlowFlowPro
Stanford Fan
Simple Solutions to Complex Probs
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re: Durant won't always heave buzzer beating half court shots
i'm sure he throws them up in close games


CocomoLSU
Penn State Fan
Inside your dome.
Member since Feb 2004
132438 posts

re: Durant won't always heave buzzer beating half court shots
I'm sure he does too (as I'm sure anyone would). But I have no problems with someone not doing it in like the first quarter or something like that.


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beaverfever
Arkansas Fan
Little Rock
Member since Jan 2008
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re: Durant won't always heave buzzer beating half court shots
They should just stop recording past half-court shots as an attempt unless it goes in.


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StraightCashHomey21
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Member since Jul 2009
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re: Durant won't always heave buzzer beating half court shots
well durrant was never the king or self proclaimed chosen one


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