Metta World Peace still thinks Kevin Durant must do more to achieve a dynasty status than win a second championship in the last two years, but rather complete the trifecta with the Golden State Warriors to substantiate his worth to this legacy.
World Peace, who won an NBA championship with the Kobe Bryant-led Los Angeles Lakers in 2010, explained the reasoning for his take.
“The Warriors are a dynasty, and as a kid we love dynasties. When you’re 15 years old you see [Michael] Jordan and the [Chicago] Bulls, you’re ‘Oh wow, this team is great!’ You look up to them, you want to be like them,”
said World Peace, according to Omnisport via The Sporting News.
“I don’t see Kevin Durant as being a part of that dynasty. I say Kevin has to win this year or next year and then another one. If they win three in a row, that’d be amazing. Two dynasties, just mark them down.“
“All Hall of Famers. [Andre] Iguodala — Hall of Famer. But I feel like Kevin must win because the Warriors, with Curry and Klay [Thompson] and Draymond, they already solidified that dynasty.”
“Two rings, four appearances in the finals… but if Kevin wants to be part of that dynasty, just in my eyes, I think he needs to win two more.”
Durant won’t be judged through the eyes of World Peace, though, but rather through the bigger lens of writers who covered him throughout his career and the fans that witnessed his trajectory since leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder and his body of work with the Warriors.
He’s been doing his part thus far, doing most of the heavy-lifting with 37 and 38 points in the first two games of the Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets.