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Kevin Durant has the best contested shot % in the NBA. At a certain point, when you’re the best player on your team, it might get tiring to keep having to hit contested shots because your team’s point guard likes to get his Kobe on. Westbrook is an amazing player, but he’s probably very hard to play with. Perhaps, instead of acting like KD is some traitor, The Ringer staff might take time off from drinking the Russ Kool-Aid and really look at his game. Sub 35% shooting in the three losses to the GSW. Terrible three point shooter. Bad decisions at crucial times. Hero ball.

He might dunk on KD and get a triple double and everyone there will love it, but it will come in a losing effort as all his teammates fail to reach their potential in the shadow of the Russ show.