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Old 04-08-2011, 10:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Kevin Durant believes the fans have forgotten about him this season.

I guess Im flying under the radar, said Durant in an interview with HoopsHype.

A lot of people forgot about me this year, said Durant, who is averaging 27.8 points. So I guess if I get the scoring title, I guess people will remember me.

"Last year, I kind of jumped on the scene. Im not on the scene as much as I was last season, I guess."

Having come in second in last year's MVP balloting, Durant's name hasn't come up very much lately in MVP talk.

People like the new story, I guess. Hopefully, I just continue to keep being competitive every year and hopefully Im in the (MVP) conversation in the future.

Durant Thinks Fans Have Forgotten About Him - RealGM Wiretap
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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OMG WHAT AN ATTENTION WHORE!!!111

Lol... I thought that this kid embodied everything that was "right" with the NBA... that he didn't care about the accolades or "being noticed"....

So much for that.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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OMG WHAT AN ATTENTION WHORE!!!111

Lol... I thought that this kid embodied everything that was "right" with the NBA... that he didn't care about the accolades or "being noticed"....

So much for that.
He'll get accolades if they win a round or two. That's what he should be thinking about.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Here is the actual story (why not post that instead of the RealGM Wiretap?):

HoopsHype.com NBA Blogs - Chris Tomasson Durant’s under-the-radar season

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But Durant insists not being regarded as a strong MVP candidate isnt bothering him. In fact, he said Rose, whose Bulls are 57-20 after going 41-41 last season, should be handed the Maurice Podoloff Trophy.

No (dissatisfaction). Im playing on a winning basketball team, Durant said of the Thunder (52-26), which clinched the Northwest Division on Wednesday. I won 50 games. Im in a tough conference, a tough division. I think the MVP goes to a guy that there team is like us last year when we went from 23 wins to 50 (even if Durant finished behind James, whose Cavaliers actually fell from 66 to 61 wins). Thats a big difference. With guys like D. Rose, they went from 41 to like 50-something right now. So its a big difference. We stayed the same.

So, if you stay the same, thats probably why Kobe Bryant only won one award (for MVP, in 2008). Hopefully, Ill get one before Im done playing, though. As of right now, I congratulate Derrick Rose for winning MVP Yeah, of course (Rose should be the MVP). Hes having a phenomenal season. Theyre No. 1 in the East now, especially with all the firepower that went to the East (Rose), Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, those three guys should be MVP candidates.

The humble Durant doesnt seem to mind theres supposedly been an outbreak of amnesia even if he believes another scoring title might remind some hes still putting up big numbers in the 73102 zip code. Maybe all this forgotten talk he will use as motivation during the playoffs.
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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its because he's playing in OKC... if he was playing in a bigger market, he'd be in MVP talks.
maybe he should go on twitter and ask his fans where to play next season.
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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KD needs to expand his game more. Start posting up and start locking your man down on defence. He is a great player but he may just end up like a carmelo.

A scoring mentality is not a bad thing. Look at Kobe, but kobe expanded his game to get his MVP.
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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He deserved the MVP award more than the eventual winner last year.... and this is as much of a non-issue as it is just a reminder of how good he is.
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
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maybe he should give sonny weems a call.
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OMG WHAT AN ATTENTION WHORE!!!111

Lol... I thought that this kid embodied everything that was "right" with the NBA... that he didn't care about the accolades or "being noticed"....

So much for that.
Read the whole article.
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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KD needs to expand his game more. Start posting up and start locking your man down on defence. He is a great player but he may just end up like a carmelo.

A scoring mentality is not a bad thing. Look at Kobe, but kobe expanded his game to get his MVP.
He already posts up and he already plays good defence.
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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He already posts up and he already plays good defence.
Durant doesn't post-up... don't know where you heard that from.
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
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his length and quickness make him a good defender. checking a guy straight up though, he's hasn't reached his potential there.
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Durant doesn't post-up... don't know where you heard that from.
The times I've watched him, I've seen him post up. It's not his 'go to move' or anything, but I've seen him do it. And really, he doesn't have to, because he can shoot over anybody and is quick enough to the basket.

But anyways....
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I don't really see why Durant should post anyone up. He is tall, but not strong or heavy. He should face-up so that he can shoot over smaller players and blow by bigger players (and he does).

If there were any area of his game that I'd like to see improve, it would be his defense first followed by his ability to create for other players. Then again, on that particular team, I don't believe that they need to rely on him for either of those things so it is not a clear detriment, either.
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It's actually true, I barely heard anything about Durant all season so far. I've actually heard more about Westbrook.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:09 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I don't really see why Durant should post anyone up. He is tall, but not strong or heavy. He should face-up so that he can shoot over smaller players and blow by bigger players (and he does).

If there were any area of his game that I'd like to see improve, it would be his defense first followed by his ability to create for other players. Then again, on that particular team, I don't believe that they need to rely on him for either of those things so it is not a clear detriment, either.
He doesn't need to create for other players considering he has one of the top 5 point guards in the NBA on his team
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He doesn't need to create for other players considering he has one of the top 5 point guards in the NBA on his team
Thank you for repeating my last sentence.
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:26 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Oh I did lol... just gives me great pleasure to do the same thing that so many others did last season after Bosh left. You know.... latch onto a PIECE of some article and warp it into whatever fantastical story they see fit to make?
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Please stop making everything about Bosh.
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