Even the great LeBron James is keeping a close eye on what Kevin Durant has been doing for the past month or so for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
In Durant’s last five games, he has been averaging 40.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and six assists per contests while shooting nearly 60 percent from the field and 50 percent from three. In the month of January, he is averaging 37 points per game.
After the Heat escaped their game against the Boston Celtics with a 93-86 win on Tuesday night, LeBron told reports that he always knows Durant’s numbers because, well, he’s LeBron James.
LeBron James recited Kevin Durant’s statistics from tonight verbatim off the top of his head. “I got a KD watch on my phone,” LeBron said.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) January 22, 2014
I’m not sure what this means exactly, but just last week LeBron told ESPN’s Tom Haberstroh that he was “jealous” of the numbers that Durant was putting up, specifically the number of shots that he has the ability to put up.
“I get jealous sometimes when I look over at KD and he’s like 16-for-32 (from the field) and then 14-for-34…Man,” said the Miami Heat superstar. “But there are games where I have it going, and then at the end of the game, I’m like, damn, I shot just 12-for-16? Why don’t I get up at least six or seven more? I definitely notice it.”
I wonder if Durant has a “LeBron James watch app”?