April 22, 2014 -- Kevin Durant is one of the NBA’s top players, a prolific scorer known for his highlight-reel performances.
But the Oklahoma City Thunder forward outdid himself Monday, chucking up a near-impossible, off-balance shot as he was falling out of bounds for the three-pointer – and making the subsequent foul shot for a four-point play.
The improbable shot came late in the fourth quarter of Oklahoma City’s playoff game against the Memphis Grizzlies. The Thunder trailed 98-93 with about 14 seconds left. Teammate Russell Westbrook passed Durant the ball. Defender Marc Gasol bumped Durant, sending him falling backward. Durant heaved the ball in desperation.