Kevin Durant Comments on Thunder Not Being Seen as NBA Title Contenders

January 16th, 2016 by Tim Daniels Leave a reply »

Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant stated Friday night that he isn't surprised his team hasn't been getting more respect as a contender for an NBA championship.

Royce Young of passed along comments from the 2014 MVP, who believes the media doesn't give the Thunder the benefit of the doubt because of how Russell Westbrook and himself have clashed with them in the past. He also provided some further thoughts on the subject:

Especially since we've been together so long. Some of these teams are new, except for the Spurs, who have won. But we haven't won and we've still got the same core, so they don't expect us to win. It is what it is, who cares about them. They don't mean nothing, the critics. Their opinions, everybody has one, but we don't really care about them. Every day we're just going to keep grinding this thing out. We feel like we can compete with anybody.

Oklahoma City is enjoying a terrific season with a winning percentage above .700 at the midway point of the campaign (29-12). Both Durant and Westbrook have been among the league's best, giving the team an extremely dangerous one-two punch come ...

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