Sunday, February 15, 2009

How to Introduce Yourself

Kevin Durant is 5th in the NBA in scoring. He rebounds, scores, and hits really big shots for his team. He's also only 20 years old. Maybe that is why he didn't make the all-star team.

Fortunately, the NBA has approximately 127 other activities during all-star weekend. Two of them gave Durant the chance to show everyone why this will probably be the last year he isn't in the game.

On Friday night, Durant took home the MVP trophy from the Rookie-Sophomore game. He did so by scoring 46 points on 68% shooting and grabbing 7 rebounds. The point total broke the previous record for the game by 10.

On Saturday, Durant participated in the inaugural HORSE game (actually it was a game of GEICO) with O.J. Mayo and Joe Johnson. Durant fell behind four letters to two to none, and was looking particularly bad doing so. He missed what seemed like every shot for the first 30 minutes.

Suddenly, he made a three. Then he made another. Then he made a shot from about 35 feet. I think he missed once the rest of the way and came back to win the contest.

Kevin Durant is a scoring machine. He may be the skinniest great player on the planet right now, but a great player is what he is. Hopefully, we'll see him in the game with all the other great players next year.

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