George Carlin once coined the Seven Dirty Words You Can’t Say on Radio or Television, but he never said foresaw the invention of Twitter and Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is showing that one of the words on Carlin’s list not only is okay for Twitter, it also sums up his feelings on being eliminated by the Memphis Grizzlies this postseason.
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) May 31, 2013
The Thunder were crippled by the injury to Russell Westbrook more than anyone thought they’d be. Despite having a superstar leading the way, Oklahoma City just couldn’t find the rhythm they’d had all season without Westbrook in the lineup.
Oklahoma City losing Westbrook brought back memories of what it was like to lose Derrick Rose for the postseason back in 2012 as the Chicago Bulls landed with a thud after he tore his ACL. The Thunder managed to limp on longer than the Bulls could, but they didn’t stand a chance against a Memphis team that ended up getting blown away by the San Antonio Spurs.
Which begs the question: had the Thunder beaten the Grizzlies, would their series against the Spurs have gone the same way it did for Memphis?
We’ll never know the answer to that, and Kevin Durant is a man who seems determined to prove the world wrong. Not only did the loss of Westbrook kill the Thunder’s season, it gave people an excuse to hate on Kevin Durant and take shots at him being a superstar.
But while he couldn’t lead the deflated Thunder past the semifinals, Durant sure has a way with words as his explanation of his feelings about the postseason loss couldn’t more perfectly sum up how it felt to watch Oklahoma CIty fall the way they did.