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Durant The Awesomest Dude Of 2011?

by Darnell Mayberry Published: December 14, 2011
From video games to flag football, Kevin Durant let fans from all over the world get an up close and personal look at him throughout 2011.
From video games to flag football, Kevin Durant let fans from all over the world get an up close and personal look at him throughout 2011.

Is Kevin Durant the “awesomest” dude of the year?

ESPN’s SportsNation wants you to decide in an online poll.

Voting for the first round of eight nominees ends today.

Durant is matched up against L.A. Clippers forward Blake Griffin. Other matchups include Tim Tebow versus Jared Allen, Hope Solo versus Travis Pastrana and MMA/UFC fighter Jon “Bones” Jones versus The Rock.

Pretty tough first-round opponent for KD. But the Thunder’s star shouldn’t have a problem prevailing. Griffin had a nice 2011. But his body of work pretty much consists of winning the dunk contest and a slew of spectacular in-game slams. His off-the-court performance, save a few comedic videos, needs a lot of work in order to be considered more awesome than KD.

The four winners of round one will be announced today on SportsNation, the one-hour show airing weekdays at 4 p.m. on ESPN2.

Go vote!

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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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