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Shaquille O’Neal takes shot at Kevin Durant by sharing basketball stat

Kevin Durant has struggled since moving to the Brooklyn Nets.

Shaquille O'Neal took to his Instagram and took a shot at Kevin Durant, as he reposted a graphic on his story displaying Durant's lack of success ever since he left the Golden State Warriors for the Brooklyn Nets.
It was a tweet that listed KD's accomplishments since he left Stephen Curry, as the numbers 1-3 were listed with nothing next to either number.
Those three numbers signifies the seasons Durant has been in Brooklyn.
Now, to be fair, Durant didn't even get to suit up his first season with the Nets at all, as he was still recovering from a torn right Achilles injury he suffered in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals.
Durant wasn't even supposed to play in that game, as he was already dealing with a calf strain on the same leg, which sidelined him for the entire Conference Finals and the first four games of the Finals, on top of the last two games of the Conference Semifinals.
Pressure coming from the media and some within the Warriors' organization likely got to Durant, on top of his desire to win his third consecutive ring, but in hindsight, Durant would have likely elected to sit out that game.
Having said all of that, Warriors fans and Shaq need to be fair to Durant on that front.

Durant's legacy in Brooklyn so far

Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics
Now the other two seasons, Durant was available for the entire playoff runs, but missed time during the regular season due to injuries and being placed into the health and safety protocols.
The second season, he literally did all he could against the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the playoffs, as he carried a team without Kyrie Irving and a hobbled James Harden to a Game 5 victory after posting 49 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists, which gave Brooklyn a 3-2 series lead.
Then in Game 7, he put up 48 points, nine rebounds and six assists, but the biggest moment came when he hit the game-tying basket to force overtime, but if he wore a smaller sneaker or had his toe just behind the line, the Nets would've won that game and perhaps a championship.
Unfortunately, Durant ran out of gas in overtime, but the fact that he was able to do this against a team who ended up winning the championship speaks to his greatness.
In the third season, he failed to be his best self against the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs, as the Nets ultimately got swept. However, Durant had a lot of mileage on his body due to Irving's refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and Harden essentially quitting on his team.
There are plenty of fingers to point around the Nets' organization at this current moment, but none of them should be pointed at Durant. He has been a model leader and perennial MVP candidate in his first two seasons as a player for the Nets.

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