Kevin Durant is the Hottest Player on the Planet Right Now

By Greg Higgins
Kevin Durant
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It’s been over a decade since the NBA has seen anything quite like this. In the 2002-03 season, Tracy McGrady put up at least 30 points in 14-consecutive games during that season. After Monday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks, Kevin Durant has now put up at least 30 points in 11-consecutive games.

Many people wondered what would happen after Russell Westbrook went down to an injury earlier in the season. The answer was quite simple: Durant was going to put the team on his back and carry them. Carry them might be an understatement as Durant has been scoring at will.

Against Atlanta, Durant put up 41 points on 15-of-25 shooting from the field including 5-of-7 from behind the three-point arc. One of the great things about Durant has always been his ability to score at will. He’s one of the purest shooters in the game and he has no limit to his range.

There’s been so much debate in the league on who is better, LeBron James or Durant. James has the championships, but he also has the supporting cast that goes with a championship. Durant’s one and only time to getting there was when his team lost to James and the Miami Heat. I would hope that by the end of his career, he has another chance to play for a title.

Until their careers are over, the debate is going to continue. As a matter of fact, the debate will be really strong on Wednesday night as the Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Miami to take on the Heat. I’m not sure who the best player in the NBA is right now. I can tell you who the hottest player is, though. His initials are KD and he happens to wear the No. 35 on his jersey. I’ll see if you can put together the rest.

Greg Higgins is an NBA writer for rantsports. Follow him on Twitter. Like him on Facebook and add him to your network on Google.

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