Kobe Bryant was recently asked who Kevin Durant remind shim of. Kobe’s response was one that should make the rest of the league shutter at the simple thought of. “A 6-11 me,” Bryant said.
Could we just take a second to imagine how incredibly scary Durant would be if he elevates his game to the heights that Kobe did over his marvelous 16 year NBA career?
There’s no question that Kevin Durant is already doing big things for this league. He has now reached the NBA finals against LeBron James and the Miami Heat. If a veteran mind like Kobe Bryant sees greatness for this young star, then who am I to argue with him.
Nate McMillan, who coached both Kobe and Durant on the Olympic team also sees the similarities between these two gifted basketball stars.
“You can’t picture them doing anything else. They were created for this game. Spending time with Kobe and Durant, you know that basketball is 90 percent of what they think about all day long.”
People keep looking for Durant to show that evil side. To just floor an opposing player and not feel bad about it. The world needs “Durantula” to show us some of that killer instinct. The way the Mamba has show us for years. Kobe thinks Durant already has that badness in him.
“That dog in him?” Byrant asked. “He’s got it in him.”
Durant explains the way he approaches this game with a simple explanation.
“I’ve really been looking at the mental aspect of the game, how [Bryant] approaches it, watching film, studying opponents, just making sure he’s vocal every time down,” Durant said. “Posting up, the footwork that he uses posting up and how patient he is on the offensive end. I’m learning, every single day. I know that I work hard. It’s going to take me some time, but I know that I’ll get there.”
It seems like there may be something to Kobe’s theories on Kevin Durant and the league better take notice.