Jan 2, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) and Brooklyn Nets point guard Shaun Livingston (14) react after Durant made a 3 point shot during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Shaun Livingston pickpockets Kevin Durant, goes other way for dunk (GIF)


Shaun Livingston has gone from a guy not many casual NBA fans knew about to a starter for the Brooklyn Nets. Livingston is taking Deron Williams place in the Nets lineup, which means that he’s currently the reason the Nets’ $98 million man is on the bench.

But as long as Livingston continues to play well, the longer he’s going to keep starting and he made his case against Kevin Durant on Friday night. Livingston not only threw down a breakaway slam dunk, he did so after pickpocketing one of the best players in the game.

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Livingston may not be a superstar, but he’s been serviceable for the Nets and has been truly great when they need him to be.

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