The Emergence of Kevin Durant as an NBA Superstar

March 6th, 2010 by Curt Hogg Leave a reply »

Kevin Durant will score on you, and nothing you can do will be able to stop it. He might dribble right past you for a lay-up, drive in for a dunk, pull up for a tray, catch and shoot for a three, or hit a sweet step-back jumper in your face. Durant is classified as a scorer, and does so with  a dominance of a prowling lion, running down his prey and showing his dominance over the defenseless creature. Now, while Durant may not be a ferocious lion, opponents that have the disfavor of guarding him certainly feel like a stranded animal left out to dry.

          Durant was the highly covered freshman star at Texas in college, taking the “one-and-done” route to the NBA . After Portland controversially took Ohio State center Greg Oden with the first pick, the Seattle SuperSonics selected Kevin with the ensuing pick, which turned out to be one of the best moves in franchise history. While Oden is still nagged by injuries, Durant now is a prolific scorer and All-Star in Oklahoma City (the franchise moved to OKC before the 2008-09 season).

          This season, the 6’9”, ...

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