Blame the Nets. Durant’s decision to leave Oklahoma City for Golden State may have created one of the most unstoppable teams of all time, but KD isn’t buying that his move is the reason why the Warriors and the Cavs were the only teams that seemed to have legitimate title chances this year. “Like I'm the reason why (expletive) Orlando couldn't make the playoffs for five, six years in a row?” Durant recently told USA Today.
The NBA Finals don’t begin until Thursday — a full week after the conference finals ended — and the wait was fine for a day or two. It is no longer fine. For many of us, the break is a welcome reprieve from over a month of near-nightly basketball.
Being an NBA fan in Europe is harder than most people think. Being a Nets fan is harder than most things, in general. Being a Nets fan in Romania, a country where the culture of American basketball takes a back seat for soccer, handball and pretty much all other sports? That's hell. Welcome to my version of it. Vince Carter is 40. I am 25. His was the first name I ever had on a back of a jersey, and it was all by chance. I was just getting into basketball at school, realised I had friends around the neighbourhood who were up for pick-up games, and one thing brought credibility: having Jordan or Kobe on your back when you went hard on the court. I never liked purple or gold and, from a younger