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VIDEO: Kevin Durant completes an absurd up-and-under layup

by Anthony Slater Modified: April 12, 2013 at 6:46 pm •  Published: March 1, 2013

By Anthony Slater – Aslater@opubco.com - @anthonyVslater

With Kevin Durant, we’ve become used to ridiculous feats of basketball wizardry and nightly highlights that have almost become routine.

But this…this was something else.

Stoned at the rim by two lengthy and athletic defenders (6-foot-8 Wilson Chandler and 7-footer JaVale McGee), Durant improvised with an absurd amount of body control, hanging in air for eternity and flinging up a reverse at the last possible moment.

High in the air, kiss off the glass, right through the net. Check the above video.

My favorite part comes on the last replay, when a confused McGee frantically looks around, in all directions, for where the ball could have gone. Then, moments later, it drops right through the net.

Ridiculous shot, one of the toughest of his career, captured in the above video and the mid-move picture below.

No, seriously, he made this:

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)


by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as NewsOK.com's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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