Kevin Durant has had an incredible start to his time with the Phoenix Suns. Overall, Durant and the Suns are 3-0 when KD plays and they definitely look like the best team in the league. However, the Suns are a franchise that is extremely cursed. Whenever it seems like they are about to win a title, something happens that completely derails them. In 1993, they had to face MJ. In the 2000s, they ran into rigged officiating. Finally, in 2021, they ran into Giannis. Needless to say, they are a team that is mired in all sorts of bad luck.
Last night, the Suns were looking to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder. This was supposed to be Durant's very first game with the Suns at home. Consequently, the atmosphere was sensational as fans just wanted a glimpse at KD. Unfortunately, their hopes turned into a nightmare very quickly. This is because Durant tweaked his ankle in warmup after slipping on the court. In the video below, you can see how KD's ankle bends at a 90-degree angle. It looks truly awful, and although Durant continued his warmup, he ended up skipping the game.
Kevin Durant Falls
Despite Durant's absence, the Suns went on to pulverize the Thunder by a score of 132-101. Devin Booker was sensational during the match, and he willed the Suns to a win. However, all of the attention has remained on KD and the injury issues he is facing. According to the local outlet AZ Central, Durant may very well have a grade 2 sprain. This means the superstar could miss the rest of the regular season. Furthermore, there is even a worst-case scenario in which he is not able to start the playoffs.
If this happens to be the case, then the Suns' curse has to be a real thing. There is no way one single franchise can carry forth all of this bad luck. However, they still have a very solid core, which means they shouldn't fall out of the playoffs, anytime soon. Hopefully, KD is able to come back stronger than ever. Stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news and updates from around the sports world.