Mar 1, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) drives to the basket during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 105-103. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Durant with the shot of the year so far in the NBA (Video)


In the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 105-103 loss to the Denver Nuggets last night, Kevin Durant had one of the most ridiculous shots you will ever see.

Durant channeled Dr. J and George Gervin in the first quarter as he took off from the left block and then went for the up-and-under layup after seeing JaVale McGee come over.

What happened next is something that only Durant can pull off. At his size and length, his skill is unmatched and it all came together on this play as he somehow got his right arm to the other side of the rim and gently kissed a layup off the glass and in.

This really is one of the great shots of all-time and of Durant’s career. It was a move that would be nearly impossible for Durant or anyone in the league today to ever replicate.

Durant finished with 25 points and 14 rebounds in the game and struggled shooting the ball for most of the night. He went just 9-for-20 from the field and missed three of his last four field goal attempts in the fourth quarter.

The Thunder’s three-game winning came to an end and it only gets harder for OKC in their next game as they will travel to LA to take on the Clippers tomorrow afternoon.

Even in a loss, the Thunder still find a way to be one of the most entertaining teams in the league thanks to shots like this one courtesy of KD.

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