It’s always nice to see superstar players open up a bit, and Kevin Durant shared a lot on his Twitter account today.
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Sometimes athletes or celebrities will go on Twitter and do a quick question-and-answer period with their followers, and Durant was feeling good (or brave?) enough to do one for the basketball world earlier today. Usually these are pretty bland and the person only answers boring questions, but Durant actually took on some interesting topics and gave some surprising answers. It was quite the treat on a regular ol’ Wednesday afternoon.
Did you ever picture Durant playing for your school? Well, fans of the teams that Durant listed probably were right after this. It would have been interesting to see the whole process for Durant and learn why he made all the decisions that he had to make.
Someone did ask him why he ultimately chose to attend Texas, but his answer didn’t say much.
The best answer we got from Durant came from someone asking him who he had on his hypothetical Mount Rushmore of the NBA.
Michael Jordan is a no-brainer, but the other three can always be changed up a bit. Magic Johnson and Larry Bird are common answers to this question, and Kobe Bryant does tend to get a lot of love as well. It was nice to see Durant actually give one current player rather than doing old icons all across the board. He could have easily said someone like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar instead of Bryant, but he didn’t.
This has already sparked some controversy around the web on if this was a shot at LeBron James, but I don’t see it that way at all. James may very well go down as the greatest player to ever touch a basketball, but it’s impossible to put his career over Bryant’s at this point. Who knows, maybe Durant will do enough to get his name up there, too.
Durant also had some more NBA-related insight.
This comes as no surprise as Tony Allen has been one of the most-respected defenders in the entire league for a long time. He’s the type of defender that is always put on the other team’s best player (well, best wing player), and then those two simply go at it all game long.
That may have been the best answer he has ever given to anything. It’s Kevin Durant, just give him the shot and he’ll take it.
Finally, Durant was asked about his teammate Russell Westbrook who has been dominating in his absence.
While Westbrook is one of a kind, it seems difficult to say that you will never know what to expect from him. After all, Westbrook is probably the most intense player in the NBA right now (since Bryant is out) and he gives it everything he has each and every night. You always know that he is going to show up for you.
Anyways, this was actually an awesome Twitter moment from Durant and hopefully he is this open to us again in the future.
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