OKC’s Kevin Durant plays stifling defense against his young niece (Video)

Dec 31, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) attempts a shot in action against the Portland Trail Blazers at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Maybe Kevin Durant‘s Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Kendrick Perkins was on to something when he recently suggested he liked the new ‘mean’ Kevin Durant.

You mean the one who swats the shot of his young niece then yells out, ‘you ain’t scoring on me, chump’.

Yeah – that one.

The Thunder’s MVP candidate recently spent some quality time gym time with his overly cute niece which featured the two playing basketball.

Durant posted the video on his Instagram account which featured his (four year-old? five-year old?) niece attempting to cross him over and head to the basket for a layup. The Durantula wasn’t having it though, playing lockdown defense en route to sending her shot halfway across the gym – literally.

The video was all in good fun of course and Durant’s niece thankfully didn’t look any worse for the wear after the video, which leads me to believe the former Texas product has messed with her on more than one occasion.

He’s not going to be so happy when she gives him an uppercut to the groin next time.

Topics: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

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