No one has ever really thought of Kevin Durant as a second-place kind of guy, but he apparently sees himself that way. He said this week he’s tired of being in second and he’s finished second his entire life. That’s odd coming from a guy who was the College Basketball National Player of the Year half a dozen years ago, but when you hear his testimony, it makes sense…sort of.
Durant cited the fact the was the No. 2 player in the country coming out of high school, he was the No. 2 pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, he’s finished second in MVP voting the past three years and his team lost in the NBA Finals last year, which is technically a second-place finish, although there’s no silver medal like there is in the Olympics.
Naturally, the man he says he’s chasing for “first place” is LeBron James, who Durant says he’s “trying to destroy” every time he takes the court. LeBron may have 30 pounds on KD, but you don’t want to make the younger of the two angry. Let’s just say it’s going to be very interesting if we see a Finals rematch this year between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat.