Two-time NBA champion Kevin Durant is hosting the latest NBA edition of Detail, the ground-breaking sports analysis series created by the late Kobe Bryant. Durant, a former NBA MVP, and two-time Finals MVP break down Jimmy Butler’s 40-point triple-double in the Miami Heat’s 115-104 win over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 3 of the NBA Finals last Sunday.
Down 2-0 in the NBA Finals following a pair of double-digit losses to the Lakers, the Heat needed a huge performance from Butler in Game 3. The Miami forward delivered, scoring 40 points with 11 rebounds and 13 assists in perhaps his best performance in the biggest game of his career. Shooting 14 for 20 from the field, Butler’s 40-point triple-double was only the third in NBA Finals history.
Before joining the Brooklyn Nets this season, Durant won back-to-back NBA championships and Finals Most Valuable Player awards with the Golden State Warriors in 2017 and 2018, following nine seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder, formerly the Seattle Supersonics, which selected him second overall in the 2007 NBA Draft. Durant won the 2014 NBA MVP award, was named NBA Rookie of the Year and holds four NBA scoring titles. He also has two Olympic gold medals and has been named to nine All-NBA teams, 10 NBA All-Star teams, and won the NBA All-Star Game MVP award twice.
“It was a true honor to be able to host episodes of Detail on ESPN+ during the NBA Finals,” said Durant. “I have been a huge fan of the show from day one, and I really do love watching film and breaking down footage. This is an exceptional series Kobe created and I hope I honored it in the appropriate way. Jimmy Butler’s performance was a special one to start with.”
Durant joins an unprecedented lineup of legendary athletes and coaches hosting Detail.
- “The Great One” Wayne Gretzky sharing insights from his classic NHL games
- NFL legend Joe Montana breaking down his most iconic performances
- Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. analyzing current MLB players
- Two-time Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning breaking down NFL quarterbacks
- Former UFC two-division champion Daniel Cormier analyzing top UFC fighters
- 11-time women’s college basketball national championship head coach Geno Auriemma
- Six-time college football national champion head coach Nick Saban
- Two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol
In addition, Detail: 1998 Chicago Bulls, the historical edition of five episodes analyzing key games during the Bulls’ run to their sixth NBA Finals championship, is hosted by three important members of the team – Dennis Rodman, Steve Kerr, and head coach Phil Jackson – along with their former Eastern Conference rival Mark Jackson.
Detail also includes NBA and college basketball episodes hosted by NBA legend Bryant, the creator of the Detail series and founder of Granity Studios, who was posthumously elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame earlier this year. ESPN+ and Granity Studios celebrated Bryant’s birthday last August with three special “Honoring Kobe” historical episodes hosted by Phil Jackson, Pau Gasol, and Diana Taurasi breaking down classic games from Bryant’s NBA career.
Detail is produced by Granity Studios and ESPN+, and is available to stream exclusively on ESPN+.
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