Originally Posted by Manny98
What did he do in the 17 and 18 finals?
Looked like carrying to me
See, that is the problem. Comments like this.
You aren't understanding just how absurd the circumstances are for him. Why do you think he looks like a different player when he isn't playing on a dynasty level team without him?
He's a great player, but you Durant fans often act like the Warriors weren't special before Durant. And that just isn't true.
And when Steph plays and Durant doesn't...they are something like 24-3...and the record is significantly worse when Durant plays and Steph is out.
Sorry, but if you want to climb the all time rankings...winning titles playing alongside a proven championship core isn't the way to do it...
And not looking like a different player when you are out there with still a pretty good team would help as well, but it seems that is too much to ask as well.
Shit, Steph goes down and Durant shows terrible leadership during a game that likely causes a loss...gets into a fight with a teammate...then loses back to back to Mavs and Spurs.
They've lost 4 of 5 iirc and there are team chemistry issues. Like, you want rational people to just ignore this?