Knicks still ready to make push for Kevin Durant signing

Ruben Hill
Июня 12, 2019

Tiger Woods knows as much as any athlete about the loneliness, frustration and challenges of battling back from injury.

A quick look at the numbers has Thompson averaging 25 points per game in these NBA Finals, clearly his best scoring prowess at that stage and the best scoring concert of his postseason career since a flame-throwing 31 points per game against the Portland Trail Blazers in 2016, one he was forced to play without backcourt partner Stephen Curry.

The narratives of the Golden State Warriors' dynasty being on its last legs, the changed perception of the Toronto Raptors franchise, and the historic playoff run turned in by Kawhi Leonard have given way to discourse around the nature of playing through injury and the instant reactions fans had to watching Durant fall to the floor.

He added: "You understand that this is about an individual, a human being and not 'oh shoot, he's out, he's hurt, we won the championship.' That's probably their initial thought and you hate to see that when a guy is going through pain like that".

I wonder if Kevin Durant is going to have trust issues with the Warriors now - did the medical staff tell him he was good to go and he played?

Woods, who spent almost two years out of golf as he battled a long-running back problem, said Durant's immediate reaction on court spoke volumes. He knows it when things pop.

"I've been there. I've had it to my own Achilles", said Woods. It's an very bad feeling.

Durant was making his return from the calf injury he suffered during the Western Conference Finals on May 8, and although he was cleared to return by team doctors, the Warriors still faced criticism for putting him on the court. That's the hard part. "That's what people don't see, is all those long hours that really do suck". "And why do we do it?"

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