We continue our summer video highlight series by recapping the year that was for Kevin Durant, who captured his first NBA championship after shifting scenes from Oklahoma City to the Bay Area. To see our first video installment, which was a short film on 2016-17 league MVP Russell Westbrook, click here.
After a decade in the Association, Kevin Durant saw his championship dreams materialize with the Golden State Warriors, as he and the Dubs upended LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in a lopsided five game series. Durant successfully pioneered the Warriors’ championship vessel through the showdown by averaging 35.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.6 blocks per game on some very healthy shooting percentages (55% FG, 47% 3PT FG and 92.7% FT).
While he stood as the most ballyhooed superstar throughout the duration of the season, Durant hushed naysayers with a Finals performance for the ages, one that netted him his first Finals MVP award to pair with his lone Larry O’Brien Trophy. Durant will look to add to his collection next season as Golden State looks to repeat, but for now lets reflect on the stellar year that was for Kevin Durant.