03:47 AM ET 05.16 | Facts are facts, and after last night's series-ending loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, Thunder fans are waking up this morning with aching hearts. The loss can't totally be pinned on Kevin Durant, but we have to be fair in our criticism of NBA superstars and just because Durant keeps to himself and doesn't rub people the wrong way doesn't mean he's exempt from the fingers that were pointed at LeBron James until he finally won a title last season. We all have to admit that the Russell Westbrook injury was far more devastating than initially thought, and that's where animosity toward Durant starts. The idea was that while losing Westbrook was harsh, Durant is an MVP-caliber superstar and was expected to carry the team as such. But as we learned the hard way: you can have a Lamborgini with sexy rims and a sleek paint job, but without an engine it's just nice to look at and doesn't go anywhere. Unfortunately, people that think they talk about sports for a living but actually just mouth breathe live on television think that we all need a person to rally against. LeBron James was the king of this sort of treatment and still is to those who are stark defenders of Michael Jordan's honor. Tim Tebow got the reverse treatment from the mouth breathers and it's Durant's turn to be made an example of by pundits.