“EYBL” Nike KD 12 could see a release this summer

Earlier this year we showed images of the EYBL Nike 12, which is made for the participants of the Elite Youth Basketball League. At the time of that article it was not known if a retail release would come to fruition, but it appears that is no longer the case. There are now rumblings that this shoe could see an August release.  In line with the EYBL KD 11, this year’s version features bright and vibrant colors. It sports a grey base with blue, crimson peach and volt, all making…

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KD’s Achilles injuries proves why Kawhi Leonard was right last season

When Kevin Durant went down in Game 5 in a 6’11” heap it did not look good. While I have no rooting interest in these NBA Finals, I just want to see a good series that everyone plays well, makes it through healthy and is marred from controversy. It appears that I will not get all I asked for out of this series.  Down 3-1, it was really no surprise that Kevin Durant played in Game 5, however seeing him go down brings up a lot of questions, the most…

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Kevin Durant cleared to practice, could return for Game 5

With the Golden State Warriors staring at their season’s mortality down 3-1 in the NBA Finals, its expected that all stops would be pulled out to keep their season alive. Changes to lineups, minutes , or players returning ( perhaps early) from injury could happen just to get to the next game. This news definitely leans toward the latter. Kevin Durant has been cleared to return to practice on Sunday. Head coach Steve Kerr told media members today that Durant would be practicing with the team. He’s going to practice…

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Kevin Durant: Still not ready

On the SportsCenter after Game 4 of the NBA Finals ESPN’s Brian Windhorst said that Kevin Durant’s “body isn’t ready” and there’s “frustration all around” that Durant is still unable to play. He attempted to engage in a workout Thursday but according to Jalen Rose, speaking on NBA Countdown, “it didn’t go well on any level.” With their quest for a three-peat on life support, after losing Game 4 105-92, having Durant in the lineup is more needed than ever. However even by some miracle KD is able to get…

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Kevin Durant won’t play in Game 4

The speculation on if or when Kevin Durant will return to the Warriors’ lineup will be pushed back at least another game. That is because the back-to-back Finals MVP will not be in action for a must win Game 4. Durant was unable to participate in a scrimmage to prepare for a possible Game 4 return, as such head coach Steve Kerr was forced to rule him out for Friday night’s game. The return of Klay Thompson in Game 4 will greatly help, however the Warriors could more than use…

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Kevin Durant ruled out for Game 3, Klay Thompson questionable

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr announced that Kevin Durant would not play in Game 3 of the NBA Finals as he is still dealing with the strained calf suffered in the Conference semifinals. Kerr did add that Durant would be on the practice facility floor later Tuesday for an individual workout. Kerr has previously mentioned that it would be possible for Durant to return with only one practice under his belt, terming it “feasible.” Per Nick Friedell of ESPN: Ultimately the timetable for KD’s return will be determined…

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Warriors get vital ( and costly) 109-104 win in Game 2 of NBA Finals

There is an old adage of playoff basketball, that a series does not really start until a road team wins a game.  If that holds any water, then the NBA Finals have truly begun.  The Golden State Warriors used a 20-0 run in the third quarter to take a lead they ultimately would not relinquish, as they would go on to win 109-104 an tie the NBA Finals at 1 game apiece. The Warriors got the win but it was not without cost. Center Kevon Looney left the game with…

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Steve Kerr says it is “Feasible” KD could return after 1 practice

Sunday Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told reporters that is it possible that Kevin Durant could return after participating in just one practice. Durant has been out since suffering a calf strain in the second half of Game 5 of the conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets.  It’s feasible. But again, it’s really a day-to-day thing,” Kerr said ahead of the Warriors’ Game 2 matchup against the Toronto Raptors. “If we had a crystal ball we would have known a long time ago what we were dealing with. It’s…

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KD out for Game 2 of Finals, could return halfway through NBA Finals

According to The Athletic’s Anthony Slater, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said today that Kevin Durant will not play in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. This will be the 7th game in a row Durant has missed due to a calf strain that apparently was more sever than initially thought. While it was pretty clear the Warriors could handle the Rockers and the Trail Blazers sans KD, it seems that may not be the case against the Raptors in the NBA Finals. Golden State was defeated 118-109…

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Durant likely out for Game 2

Kevin Durant has not played since injury his lower leg in game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Houston Rockets. He pulled up after running down county after hitting a jumper. The initial look was that is was more severe, along the lines of an Achilles injury, but a collective sigh of relief was breathed when it was revealed that it was merely a strain of his right calf. Durant was ruled out for Game 1 of the NBA Finals, but he would travel with the club, giving…

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