Kevin Durant on LeBron James' block: 'He looked like Batman'
The King plays the role of superhero for Cavaliers
Like the rest of us, Oklahoma City Thunder superstar and free agent-to-be Kevin Durant watched crunch time of Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Sunday in awe. At his KD9 shoe release event in Austin, Texas, Durant could not describe LeBron James' out-of-this-world block on Andre Iguodala without likening the Cleveland Cavaliers forward to a superhero.
"He looked like Batman coming out of nowhere," Durant said, via ESPN's Royce Young. "Seriously. They got the all black on, and he came out of nowhere. Once the [Warriors] got that fast break I was like, 'They're about to go off, they're going to score six or seven straight,' and he came out of nowhere. He looked like Batman coming out of nowhere. And then Kyrie [Irving] shot the fade, that was the game. He's got all the confidence in the world. Steph Curry was playing off him and I was like, 'That's a bucket. Game over.'"
CBS Sports' Matt Moore has already broken down this iconic play in detail. Durant has provided an excuse to watch it again, so here it is:
You know what? He did look like a superhero there. That's indisputable. And the great news is that James absolutely loves Batman.
In 2015, James told Rachel Nichols, then of TNT, that he wants to play Batman in a movie. Then in March, when he was confusing everybody with his activity on social media, he posted the following picture on Instagram:
James really did it all on Sunday. He won his third NBA championship and third Finals MVP, followed through on his promise to do so in Cleveland and turned into Batman when the Cavaliers needed him to save them. Not a bad day's work.
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