Found August 27, 2012 on Players View:

The Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant is on the hot seat. He is one of a handful of players that has to win a ring sooner than later because he allegedly needs one to solidify his status.

We often discuss the upper-echelon of the NBA as legends before their time is even over. Somewhere between the reigns of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant our expectations for NBA superstars jumped to light speed and we have not looked back.

Please click the link below to read Durant's recent comments on his legacy and more.


Kevin Durant: Lakers have the best team in the league on paper

Championships are not won and lost on paper. That’s the beauty of sports. The Boston Red Sox can trade for an Adrian Gonzalez and sign a Carl Crawford and less than two years later both are wearing Dodger blue. But that team was supposed to win over 100 games a season and multiple titles, right? Wrong. Over the course of the offseason, the Lakers have transformed their team of...

Kevin Durant isn't waiting around for his time

Kevin Durant vs. LeBron James is shaping up to be one of the greater basketball rivalries of all time. While James currently has the upper hand, winning last season’s MVP and the NBA Finals against Durant’s Oklahoma City Thunder, it is still a close gap. Durant won the scoring title for the third year in a row and stole the show at the Olympics in London this summer. Even...

Kevin Durant on LA Lakers, "They are the best team on paper"

After all of their wheeling and dealing in the offseason, the Los Angeles Lakers look like the best team in the Western Conference but one NBA star would like to remind you that looks aren't always everything.Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant in an interview with Yahoo's Marc Spears decided to remind some folks that the games still need to be played:"People outside...

Durant: OKC isn’t best team on paper

Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant is impressed with the Lakers lineup. He still likes the Thunder’s chances. The Lakers picked up center Dwight Howard and point guard Steve Nash this offseason to join Metta World Peace, Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant. Their lineup is impressive. “People outside, fans, media, of course they are going to say (the Lakers are the favorites) because on paper...

Will Harden’s Contract Cause A Storm On The Horizon For Thunder?

The Association’s deadline for any of its clubs offering extensions to their players with rookie contracts will occur fittingly enough on October 31. That means this year many players will find out if they are getting enough of a treat to stay with their current team on Halloween, or if they will be going door to door as a restricted Free Agent next July 1. One player, who most...

Looking at the Oklahoma City Thunder and Situational Lineups

With the OKC roster rounding into shape early in free agency, let’s set up hypothetical lineups according to specific situations that will arise during the season. General Manager Sam Presti has built a roster chock-full of dynamic players that can provide serviceable time at multiple positions. This gives head coach Scotty Brooks a lot more freedom and flexibility when it comes...

Will Jimmer Fredette soon be a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder?

Speculation continues to mount that Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti will attempt to trade for underused Sacramento Kings shooting guard Jimmer Fredette before the 2012-2013 campaign commences on November 1. Fredette, who was taken out of Brigham Young … Continue reading →

Kevin Durant on the Lakers : Best team on paper

No question the Los Angeles Lakers have made the most news of any team in the off season. After the NBA Finals Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder were still the clear favorites to get back to the NBA Finals . However now the Lakers have traded for Steve Nash and Dwight Howard and only shipped Andrew Bynum out. So what does Durant think of the new looked Lakers...

Orlando Sentinel writer attempts to make the case for Kevin Durant signing with the Magic in 2016

As we make our way through Orlando Sentinel’s Brian Schmitz’s thought process on this, let’s keep a few things in mind. First, he’s a writer in a city that just watched their franchise center drag them through the mud before heading off to Los Angeles. And second, he’s a writer in a city that watched their franchise center drag them through the mud in 1996 before heading...

Pau Gasol Talks Championship And Ibaka

  Recently, Serge Ibaka had expressed frustration with the Spanish National team for his lack of minutes in this year’s Olympics. Pau Gasol had some semi-encouraging comments for the youngster and also gave some insight to his focus on this season’s goal as a Laker: “We hope Serge can be part of the national team for many years….he brings so man special unique set of skills...

Jimmer Fredette Will Not Be Playing Alongside OKC’s Kevin Durant

April 24, 2012; Oklahoma City OK, USA; Sacramento Kings point guard A few days back, Fox Sports’ Sam Amico brought up the notion of the Kings’ Jimmer Fredette playing alongside Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the rest of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Amico mentioned Durant’s friendship with Fredette as a possible caveat in the deal, but the “rumor” seemed more like...
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