Do you remember Kevin Durant's performance in Game 1 of the Finals?
He did score 26 points and racked up nine rebounds and six assists.
But he went 8-for-22 from the field, did not box out JR Smith on the George Hill missed free throw and played a big role in LeBron James scoring 51 points.
He admitted to Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated that he didn't take the Cavs seriously in Game 1.
“I disrespected Cleveland. I didn’t come in prepared. I didn’t pressure LeBron. I was shooting long jumpers and wasn’t getting to my spots.”
On the eve of Game 2, even Steve Kerr publicly critiqued Durant's performance.
"He knows he didn't play very well in Game 1," Kerr told reporters. "He's excited for Game 2."
Durant certainly respected the Cavs in Game 2 and was awesome -- 26 points (10-for-14 FG), nine rebounds, seven assists and much improved defense on LeBron.
He was epic in Game 3 -- 43 points (15-for-23 FG), 13 rebounds and seven assists.
Durant closed the series with 20 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and three blocks in Game 4.
The 2017 Finals MVP was also named 2018 Finals MVP.
He's pretty good at basketball.
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller