Kevin Durant on LeBron’s Championship-Saving Block: ‘He Looked Like Batman’

Bryan Brandom
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If you thought LeBron James turned into a superhero in order to will his Cleveland Cavaliers to an NBA championship after falling down 3-1 to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, you're not alone.

In fact, you think sort of like one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

Kevin Durant, whose Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Dubs in the Western Conference Finals after taking a 3-1 lead of their own, thought that James, particularly on his instantly legendary block of Andre Iguodala to keep Game 7 tied with just under two minutes remaining, looked like a certain Dark Knight.

"He looked like Batman coming out of nowhere," Durant told Royce Young. "Seriously. They got the all black on, and he came out of nowhere. Once the [Warriors] got that fast break I was like, 'They're about to go off, they're going to score six or seven straight,' and he came out of nowhere. He looked like Batman coming out of nowhere."

All James was missing was the infamous black mask he donned in 2014.

LeBron might have been going for the whole Batman look anyway. Back in March, during his month of social media confusion, LeBron posted this to Instagram.


It's Not Who You Are Underneath, It's What You Do That Defines You!

A photo posted by LeBron James (@kingjames) on

Durant also gave props to Kyrie Irving, who hit the crucial game-winner moments after James' block.

"And then Kyrie [Irving] shot the fade, that was the game," Durant said. "He's got all the confidence in the world. Steph Curry was playing off him and I was like, 'That's a bucket. Game over.'"