Kevin Durant Reveals His Pick to Win NBA Title


Nets star Kevin Durant is apparently unmoved by his team's historic upset win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Durant reportedly revealed his predictions for the NBA postseason, and he's not letting his allegiances stand in the way of better judgment.

The 10-time All-Star and 2014 MVP sees a Milwaukee Bucks-Los Angeles Clippers finals, with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George coming out on top against the seemingly unstoppable Giannis Antetokounmpo.

KD, relegated to the sidelines of the NBA restart while he continues to mend from a torn Achilles tendon and a bout with coronavirus, told the "Play For Keeps" podcast he thinks the Clippers and Bucks will beat the Lakers and Raptors in their respective conference finals before advancing to the championship round.

Durant cited the Clippers' deep roster when explaining why he thought they will emerge victorious over the star-studded Lakers and then the Milwaukee Bucks, who were on a historic win pace before stumbling shortly before the league was shut down in the spring.

"They're just so deep," Durant said, according to ESPN. "They haven't had their whole team together at once for a long period of time yet, and that talent is just undeniable. When you have Paul George and Kawhi Leonard at the wings, that's what you need to win is wings. You got those two at the wings, arguably top three, top four at the wing position on one team."

The Clippers started 1-2 in the bubble, falling to the Lakers in a close one on opening night, drubbing the Pelicans, and then getting narrowly upset by the Phoenix Suns.

The Nets notched the biggest upset in NBA history against the Bucks on Tuesday, but were soundly defeated by the Celtics the next night. They're all but assured of a playoff berth but aren't likely to go far without the services of Durant, Kyrie Irving, Spencer Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan.