Kevin Durant is 34 years old and has been in the NBA since 2007. Although he is still one of the league’s premiere players, he is definitely a very seasoned and experienced veteran at this point.
In recent years, Durant has taken a more reflective and outspoken approach. When he says something, particularly about his experiences as it pertains to hooping, you know he is keeping it real.
This past week the Brooklyn Nets star did a Q&A where he answered a myriad of questions.
One in particular stood out: who was Durant’s nicest teammate ever?
— Boardroom (@boardroom) December 24, 2022
“Nazr Mohammed,” he replied.
Durant and Mohammed crossed paths for one season on the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2011-12. That was the year OKC made the NBA Finals before losing to LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat.
It is fascinating that, in a relatively short amount of time, Mohammed made such an impression on Durant.
Mohammed would go on to join the Chicago Bulls the following season.
Durant can obviously be something of a polarizing personality, but any time he talks about his basketball experiences it is a treat.
Whether it is the surprising NBA legend he modeled his game after, the profound advice Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant offered him or his insight into the Draymond Green-Jordan Poole altercation – whatever Durant says comes with a lot of authority behind it.
The photos speak for themselves. https://t.co/ZTOks2qNui
— Game 7 (@game7__) December 24, 2022
After something of a slow start with the Nets this season, Durant and Co. have come on strong as of late.
If they can keep this going, they will once again find themselves in the NBA championship conversation.
Hopefully as the season progresses Durant opts to let more of his personality shine through and reminds everyone why is one of the biggest stars of his generation.