Kevin Durant Will Be the Best Player Of His Time In the NBA If…

September 19th, 2010 by Jeff Hicks Leave a reply »
What the world did not know about Kevin Durant before the FIBA World Championships, it found out in a big way.

Team USA went to the 2010 tournament without some of its greats; Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, and the like took the summer off by relaxing, or quietly making news involving where to play in the future. Despite the loss of some of the best Americans to play on the hardwood, Team USA, namely Kevin Durant, decided to show the world the depth that is residing back in the states.

The main reason Team USA succeeded is "Durantula." His 23 points per game led the U.S., and no one else on the team was within 12 points of his average in comparable time on the floor. His Michael Jordan-esque scoring average was third best in the tournament, trailing Luis Scola of Argentina (27), and Kirk Penney of New Zealand (24.5). Those two also averaged more time on the floor than Durant.

Back at home, Kevin Durant is the leader of the upstart Oklahoma City Thunder. Along with Team USA teammate Russell Westbrook O.K. City is on the verge of being one of the top teams in the Western Conference, an exclusive group that currently has only o ...

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