A lot of people underestimate how athletic Kevin Durant is. On Thursday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder star proved a lot of people wrong when he threw down a vicious poster dunk on poor Chris Kaman.
There is absolutely nothing that you can do to stop that. When he builds up a head of steam, you can only pray. Kaman gave it his best effort, but he is only Chris Kaman. Stopping guys at the rim is not one of his strong suits. In fact, I am not sure that it is even one of his suits. He should have gotten out of the way on that.
You are going to see this play on highlights for a long time. There is nothing nice about that dunk. That is almost all raw power. Durant does not do dunks like that often which makes them so much better when they actually happen. It reminds us that he does have that extra gear he can go to when he needs it.
If the Thunder are going to win a title this year, they need this Durant to show up every night. He still has games where he plays too passive, but he can dominate every single night out there. Whatever needs to happen to get him going needs to happen all the time.
I am going to replay this dunk for the rest of the night. It is simply that good. I bet Kaman decides to watch it again too. I mean, when you get slammed on, you have to appreciate the act.