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January 31, 2014

Durant's ascension has become Jordanesque



There are few things more fun to watch and intriguing to cover than an athlete getting better before our very eyes. And, how cool is it when that athlete was already the second best player on the planet before the latest ascension began.

That’s Durant.

Maybe it took Russell Westbrook going down. Maybe it was simply time. Maybe Durant’s far more calculating than any of us give him credit for and he’s on fire for his first championship because the only way you’ll ever get to six is to start with one, and if he’s going to catch Jordan he better quit spinning his wheels.

Whatever, the why doesn’t matter. What matters is every night Durant’s world just seems to get bigger and better and more surreal and unbelievable.

And before Jordan won all those title and before he claimed all those MVPs, his game expanded in very much the same way.

Now it’s happening with Durant. Who knows where it will lead? Also, it’s pretty special right now.

Clay Horning

Follow me @clayhorning


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