Posted August 27, 2013

Video: Kevin Durant, Victor Oladipo face off in Goodman League

Kevin Durant, Victor Oladipo

Though summer basketball leagues get bogged down in one-on-one play far too often, there’s still something engaging about two NBA-level scorers challenging one another. That’s particularly true when all of the filler — those long stretches of empty possessions and nonexistent ball movement — are edited out, leaving only a highlight-laden duel for consumption in brief.

That’s exactly the case with this snippet from the Goodman League in Washington, D.C., in which Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant and No. 2 pick Victor Oladipo of Orlando attack one another off the dribble. Neither player is going full speed defensively, but the exchange is worth watching all the same for Durant’s airy, effortless touch and Oladipo’s impressive range.

H/T: PBT

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RECENT NBA ROOKIE PLAYER POLL:

Who is your favorite player in the league?

1: Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers -- 21.2 percent

2: LeBron James, Miami -- 15.2 percent

T-3rd: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City & Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas -- 12.1 percent

T-5th: Kevin Garnett, Brooklyn & Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers -- 9.1 percent

Others receiving votes: Carmelo Anthony, New York; Vince Carter, Dallas; Tim Duncan, San Antonio; James Harden, Houston; Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio; Steve Nash, L.A. Lakers; Dwyane Wade, Miami