by Zettler Clay
Being up 15 points with less than five minutes from tying the series 2-2 brings about a certain confidence…until it doesn’t.
Dirk happens. Marion happens. Kidd happens. And before you know it, you’re down 3-1 heading into enemy territory. To say the thunderbolt struck Oklahoma City would be a bit cliche, but realizing that the team in question has a leader who is two-and-a-half years away from being able to legally rent a car in his name brings another reality front and center.
Kevin Durant is a kid. Being extremely gifted at a young age doesn’t insulate you from, well, looking like this after perhaps the most disappointing loss of your life.