Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 12/23/11
Kevin Durant seems to have the right idea. If you want a shot at wearing the crown, you don't celebrate your upcoming season by throwing a Miami Heat-like preseason celebration. You take a good look at the real King and figure out what he did to get there. Maybe that's why Durant, in preparation for another NBA regular season that kicks off Sunday, has spent some quality time working on Dirk Nowitzki's one-footed, off-balance, can't-be-blocked signature shot. Take note, league. Among the many teams with a legitimate shot to dethrone the Mavericks as defending world champions are the Thunder and their unique weapon -- a player with Dirk-like skills. "I kind of gave a wink to Dirk because, like I said, I stole that from him," Durant said this week about using the shot in a preseason game against the Mavs. "He's such a great basket-maker at that shot and he does it on every type of play, going to the middle, baseline. I'm just trying to perfect it a little bit like he has. It's goi...
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