The three-time All-NBA selection, four-time All-Star and three-time NBA scoring champion scored at a high clip this season as usual, but made a concerted effort to fill the stat sheet in other areas. Defensive rebounding, handling the ball, playing tough defense on the wing and distributing the ball to open teammates are all areas in which Durant’s leadership has been on display this season. In addition, Durant became only the sixth player to ever register 50 percent shooting from the field, 40 percent from the three-point line and 90 percent from the free throw line. The focus and determination with which Durant plays on every possession, along with the example he sets in practice, in film sessions and even out in the community is a great example for younger Thunder players. By expanding his vocal leadership and adding onto his game as he does each year, Durant is finding more and more ways to impact winning for the Thunder.
- FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME:
- FAVORITE MOVIE YOU'VE SEEN RECENTLY:
- FAVORITE SONG OF ALL TIME:
"School Spirit" by Kanye West
- LAST SONG PLAYED ON YOUR IPOD:
"Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye" by Roberta Flack,
- MOST MEMORABLE COMMUNITY EVENT OF MY CAREER:
I'd say the Nike N7 Clinic I had with the kids from Chickasaw Nation, just how nice the people were and how much they were enthused about learning the game of basketball. That was really cool for me.
- FAVORITE PRO SPORTS TEAM OUTSIDE OF THE NBA:
- FAVORITE THING ABOUT OKC, and WHY:
Bricktown, after a basketball game and the energy there. I remember coming back here in college and just how much it's changed over the years with a pro team here.
- FAVORITE TV SHOW, NOW AND PAST:
I really don't watch TV; I watch DVDs.
- FAVORITE CARTOON WHEN YOU WERE A KID:
- FAVORITE ATHLETE WHEN YOU WERE A KID:
Deion Sanders; he was nice.
- ONE PERSON YOU WOULD LIKE TO MEET:
My uncle Max
Each year I've grown in that area, just being more of a vocal leader and leading by example. I just have to bring it every single day as far as trying to help my team… I think if I'm always positive and energetic and wanting to win so bad, they'll follow.