Kevin Durant is rejoining Quentin Richardson for a new stream of NBA HooperVision on NBA League Pass.
Friday’s stream will also feature former NBA sharpshooter Dorell Wright and 3-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest winner Nate Robinson.
This trio of retired NBA vets and Durant, will give their distinct perspectives and insight on Friday’s game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Oklahoma City Thunder (8:00 p.m. ET). High-level analysis on the matchup, and intriguing stories on their careers as players will be on display. HooperVision gives fans the genuine experience of watching a live game with NBA legend commentary. The hosts do everything from discussing players’ pregame outfits, to breaking down precise X and O strategy during the game.
The BEST of tonight's #NBAHooperVision alternate NBA League Pass broadcast during the MEM/LAC game with @JCrossover, @QRich and special guest @KDTrey5! pic.twitter.com/KknE291xMR
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Durant isn’t new to HooperVision, featured as a guest on the show during the ‘21-’22 NBA Season. Being a current player, he will help provide a unique angle on the action. Durant is currently averaging 29.7 points and 6.7 rebounds per game and just added a 13th All-Star appearance under his belt.
HooperVision has had the pleasure of hosting former NBA legends in past streams, including 14x NBA All-Star Dirk Nowitzki, two-time scoring champion Tracy McGrady, and even J. Cole, hip-hop artist turned professional basketball player.
Friday night’s matchup will feature some of the league’s biggest names as Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland lead the Cavaliers against Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and his upstart Thunder at the Paycom Center. During their last encounter, Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen led the way, each with 21-point double doubles in a win. But with Shai entering Friday’s game averaging 30.5 points per game in his last 10, he looks to get OKC back on track after dropping 2 of their last 3 games.
If you are new to League Pass, once logged into your subscription, you’ll be able to find the alternate stream with Richardson, Wright, Robinson and Durant on the game page for Cavaliers-Thunder within the “Watch” tab.
The Cleveland Cavaliers (29-20) are coming off a 105-103 loss to the Knicks in their last showing. Mitchell and Allen both put up team highs, netting 24 points each. While Garland added 22 points himself in a tough point guard battle with Jalen Brunson. But with Mitchell battling a groin injury, the Cavs may look for other contributors like Mobley to step up in their contest on Friday. Second-year player Mobley is averaging 15ppg on 56.5% shooting from the field, to go along with 8.8 rpg. Currently sitting at the fifth spot in the Eastern Conference standings, the Cavs look to catch KD’s Nets, who sit one spot ahead, before the All-Star break.
The Oklahoma City Thunder (23-25) enter the matchup coming off a tough loss at the hands of Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the way for the Thunder with 36 points and 7 assists in a 5-point loss. Oklahoma City’s 12th overall pick, Jalen Williams, is beginning to find his footing in the league with good showings as of late, including registering 24 points in that loss against the Hawks. Currently sitting in the 11th spot in the Western Conference standings, OKC looks to get some momentum going into the All-Star break. The Thunder plan to make strides behind Shai’s consistent All-Star caliber play and his backcourt mate Josh Giddy, who is currently averaging 18.6 points and 8.2 rebounds in his last 10 games.
Can SGA’s hot play stop the deep roster of the Cavaliers? Can Mitchell still be as effective after battling injuries? Will Mobley and Allen continue stepping up to win games? Will Giddy’s gritty play be enough to pull out the win for OKC? Join us as we find out Friday, on HooperVision with Durant.