Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 12/8/12

NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 27: NBA player, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder watches a game between the TCU Horned Frogs and the Oklahoma Sooners at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 27, 2008 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Horned Frogs 35-10. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY The pregame get-together was neither warm or with any feeling. That was obvious. Think pageant hug at center court, but with less emotion. No enthusiasm. Almost like it was mandatory. Then again, it's not like Kobe Bryant is going to embrace Kevin Durant or really much of anything Durant does these days. Yet here they were, a game after Bryant surpassed 30,000 career points, lined up against each other. Bryant and Durant, the player many expect will be the next to get to the number only four others and Bryant have surpassed. The two are linked loosely as London Olympic teammates but are intertwined closely as scoring forces. Ten years Durant's elder, Bryant has five NBA championships, but less scoring titles (3-2). And it's Bryant, not Durant who is among the all-time elite in scoring. Friday, the two faced each other for the first time since last year's Western Conference semifinals, but it certainly wasn't the first time the two have been compared as scorers. A...
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