Kevin Durant Comments on Pursuit of Championship, Health and More

May 31st, 2016 by Joseph Zucker Leave a reply »

The Oklahoma City Thunder once again came up short in their quest for an NBA title, but Kevin Durant isn't deterred in his belief he can reach the mountaintop. 

In an interview Tuesday with The Vertical's Michael Lee, Durant said he remains hopeful about his championship chances:

I'm certain. I'm certain. They don't love the game like I love it. Nobody knows how much I put in the work, how much I care about my teammates, about everything. I've given my heart and soul into this since I was 8 years old. Whatever happens, I'm certain. I feel confident that that moment will happen. I'm 27 years old. Hopefully, I can play a long time in this league but nothing is guaranteed. I know one thing for sure, I'm going to put the work in.

Durant stayed healthy this year, playing in 72 regular-season games. A foot injury caused him to miss 55 games in 2014-15, and as a result, the Thunder missed the playoffs for the first time in six years. The 2013-14 NBA MVP talked about his past injury issues giving him a new perspective on this season:

I just think it's being able to play the game of basketball again, it was take ...

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