In a recent interview with USA Today, Kevin Durant talked about the evolution of his game, LeBron, marketability and how he patterned his game after Larry ...(Read more)

Kevin Durants says he patterned his game after Larry Bird

In a recent interview with USA Today, Kevin Durant talked about the evolution of his game, LeBron, marketability and how he patterned his game after Larry Bird – not MJ, Kobe or any other high flying scorer.

“Larry Bird is a guy I like watching,” Durant said with a smile. “I watch film on him all the time. I like his approach to the game when he was playing. When I first started playing the game, my Godfather Taras Brown – who taught me how to play – he always was a Larry Bird guy, always used to look up his stats

“So of course as I got older and started to watch NBATV, Legends games, and of course you here the stories about the rivalries with him and the Lakers and him and Magic, so I like his competitiveness, how low-maintenance he was, how he just went out there and did his job. He played hard. He played for the love of the game, and that’s what I’ve got.”

I love that Durant watches film and studies legends before him.  I love that Durant can appreciate Bird’s game.  So much so I’m finally going to give Thunderstruck a play today.

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