LeBron James speaks on Kevin Durant getting back to ‘full strength’ after his Achilles injury from 2019

Robert Marvi
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When Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant ruptured his Achilles tendon in 2019, there were doubts about whether he would ever return to form.

But he has done just that, and the Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James says he never had “any doubt” that Durant would make a full recovery.

Durant suffered the injury at a very inopportune time: during the NBA Finals. Several weeks prior to the incident, he had suffered a calf injury.

Despite missing some games last season for unrelated reasons, he put up 26.9 points per game while tying a career-high by hitting 53.7 percent of his shots from the field.

So far this year, he has upped that figure to 29.7 points per game, which is currently leading the league.

Durant has managed to lead the Nets to the best record in the Eastern Conference despite having to deal with James Harden not being his usual self and the ongoing Kyrie Irving saga.

James certainly knows Durant pretty well, as the two have faced each other in the NBA Finals three times.

Although the Lakers are now on a four-game losing streak and have a losing record, their fans are undoubtedly hoping for another James-Durant tilt for the world championship this coming June.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.