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Kevin Durant leading Western Conference forwards in All-Star voting

BY DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, dmayberry@opubco.com Modified: December 16, 2010 at 10:13 pm •  Published: December 16, 2010

One day before the first returns were announced for fan voting in the 2011 NBA All-Star balloting, Thunder forward Kevin Durant didn't think his name would appear any higher in the polls than it did last season.

“I got to do a little bit more for that to change,” Durant said Wednesday.

On Thursday, Durant discovered he's been doing something right.

After the first month of voting, Durant leads all Western Conference forwards with 470,881 votes — already more than half of his entire tally last season. With his current pace, Durant would be a lock to become a first-time starter as voted upon by the fans.

It's an honor Durant would happily accept and appreciate, but one that he would not take as much pride in.

“Coming into this league, I didn't want stuff to be given to me,” Durant said. “I wanted to earn it and work for it and play for it. But if I get voted in, that shows that I've been working hard and the fans really respect how I play. So that's cool, too. But as a player, I'd rather have the coaches put me in. You know you earned it. You know you deserve it and you worked hard for it.”

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