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A major Achilles injury can be catastrophic even for world-class athletes, but Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant dismissed a question about whether his Achilles rupture during the 2019 Finals led him to wonder about whether he could dominate again on the court.
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‘Is that a real question?”
KD wasn’t having it 😂 pic.twitter.com/136IYr0JDO
While Durant thought the answer to the question was self-evident, not everyone who follows the NBA shared his confidence about his post-Achilles future.
But it’s abundantly clear now the 11-time All-Star is every bit the potent scorer he was with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors. He shot 12-of-18 from the field and 4-of-6 from beyond the arc to drop a game-high 32 points on the Milwaukee Bucks in a 125-86 win on Monday night.
The Bucks simply had no answer for Durant.
Although it’s a shame the Achilles injury robbed the 32-year-old of an entire season from his career, at least he’s still capable of treating fans to thrilling performances.