Nothing really needs to be said.
Kevin Durant sent LeBron James a message Wednesday night in Miami, and the look in James eyes lets you know that he understands Durant is coming for the crown.
Kings James can no longer be considered the overwhelming pound-for-pound king of the NBA, and the fact that Durant has been so efficient in his explosion makes the feat even more special.
The two men put on a show, and at one point during the third quarter they put on a dazzling back and forth that was reminiscent of your best street ball game at The Rucker.
Durant finished with 33 points (on 12-of-23 shooting), seven rebounds and five assists to James’ 34 (12-of-20), three and three. KD even compared the matchup to something from Rucker Park.
“My teammates, they just gave me the ball and told me to go, to make a play,” said Durant, who extended his streak of 30-plus point games to 12 against the team that downed the Thunder in the 2012 Finals. “(James) got hot for a quick second and I had to come and make an answer. But it was fun. I’m sure the fans got what they wanted to see, but we would rather play a team game.”
Said James: “He was matching shots (and) keeping them up big and I was just trying to get us back in the game. It is a fun competition. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to do something like that.”