While Michael Lee was covering the Thunder-Mavericks series for the Washington Post, he was also working on a story about Kevin Durant’s family. You can read that story here .
Wanda Pratt’s advice to her son following the Thunder’s Game 4 meltdown, after which he told reporters “I let the city down.”: “Don’t put this all on yourself. Keep playing. Keep being you.”
Wanda Pratt on how Oklahoma City fits her son: “Kevin is a low-key guy. And Oklahoma is a very settled place. It just works for his personality.”
Tony Durant, Kevin’s older brother, on his transition from Seat Pleasant, Md., to Oklahoma City: “It was a tough transition for me, myself, but I learned to adjust and adapt. Oklahoma has its things, but it’s not D.C. I’m not worried about what’s going on or what’s not. I’m just here to support my brother, regardless of what area I’m in. I don’t care where I am. Me, being his older brother, I’m there to guide him.”
The Western Conference Finals are a big deal for Durant’s family, but his mother and grandmother have their priorties: The skipped Game 1 to attend the final taping of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
– Mike Sherman