Kevin Durant left the Golden State Warriors game against the Washington Wizards last night. This morning the team announced that he suffered a Grade 2 MCL Strain and a bone bruise. The initial time table for his return is 6-8 weeks and he will be reevaluated in a month. A six week recovery timeline means he will return juuuust in time for the postseason.
But it's important to remember what a strain is. It's a small tear in a ligament. Ligaments are avascular tissue and don't always heal quickly as a result. It's very possible that Durant will not be available for the start of the playoffs.
You're probably wondering how this is evidence of a curse on the Golden State Warriors. Last season in the NBA Finals, the Warriors jumped out to a big lead and ran out of steam eventually losing three consecutive games and ending Cleveland's championship drought. Sure a large part of their struggles were due to Curry not being 100% healthy after having a historically great regular season. It's fair to assume that Durant will not be 100% healthy until after the season is over. That's the first piece of evidence that leads me to my conclusion. Tee second comes from The Ringer's Jason Concepcion a.k.a. @netw3rk.
[sips coffee]— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) March 1, 2017
[bottom of cup reads "3-1"]
[cup slips from hand]
Today is March First. The first day of the third month. 3-1. And just like last season when the Warriors were 3-1 over the Cavaliers, they looked unstoppable. The timing is no coincidence. Clearly Lil B's efforts to remove the curse of the Based God from Durant were unsuccessful and it has infected the rest of the team.
Like Michael Scott, Smigoversen isn't superstitious. Merely a little stitious