Kevin Durant Says Anthony Davis Is ‘Next in Line’

July 29th, 2014 by Jim Cavan Leave a reply »

It’s no secret the sports brain is hardwired for hierarchy—to understand how and why specific players and teams rank above or below their peers. Heck, the debate is what makes it so fun.

But it’s particularly powerful when it’s a player—one of the bona fide best, in fact—who weighs in with his or her own perspective.

Following a recent USA Basketball practice, Kevin Durant made it clear who he believes is next in line for the basketball throne: New Orleans Pelicans’ third-year sensation, Anthony Davis. From’s Jim Eichenhofer:

"I know how good [Davis] is going to be," Durant said. "I know how good he is now, but I know how good he’s going to be. He’s an MVP-caliber player. So he’s next. He’s next in line – a guy that has grown so much in just a year."

Durant went on to cite Davis’ offseason work habits as a harbinger of things to come:

You can tell he’s getting bulkier, getting bigger, more confident. You can tell he’s working. I’m excited for him. H ...

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