Ben Gordon had two choices on this two-on-one fastbreak.
A. He could easily lob it to his super athletic teammate, Aaron Gordon. That would be an easy two points and it would get the home crowd going because Aaron Gordon has hops and he can do whatever the heck he want with the ball in the air.
B. Challenge the much taller Kevin Durant and try to convert a lay-up.
Ben Gordon chose B and guess what happened:
Kevin Durant basically swallowed the ball AND Ben Gordon whole. But seriously, you have Aaron Gordon on the other side and you don’t take advantage? Yikes.
But give Kevin Durant credit. He never gave up on the play and it turned out to be an easier stop than he thought.
Kevin Durant pic courtesy of Getty Images. Vine by Zach Harper.