It’s the New Year! Last year, The Game Plan brought you the best gear of 2013. It’s only natural that we don’t skip a beat, and there is no better way to do it than with the hungriest player in the NBA, Kevin Durant. KD has made his intent more obvious than any other player in the league: to dethrone The King. Last season, Durant singlehandedly tried to rally his Westbrook-less team, putting the squad on his back. I don’t think anyone was ready to witness Kid Clutch turn Game 3 against the Rockets into a game of NBA 2K13. When he brought up the ball there were only two options: flush it over five defenders or a pull-up trey making the out-of-bounds line look like the new NBA regulation three. Best in the West is not good enough. Top three in the world is unsettling. And until he gets an NBA title (or at least the NBA 2K15 cover), he considers himself on the bottom. In the words of Michael Jordan when asked about KD, “He’s coming!”
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