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Kevin Durant not impressed with his recent streak, says to look at MJ, Kobe, LeBron

by Anthony Slater Published: January 24, 2014


Kevin Durant is in the midst of the greatest scoring stretch of his young but already prolific career.

Thirty-plus points in nine straight games. Averaging 36.9 in the 12 games this month. The stats go on and on.

Across the nation, everybody has noticed. And even those closest to Durant, the supremely skilled forward who has been racking up points since his grade school days, know he’s in the middle of a special run.

“Yeah, after every game I’ve been getting 30 to 40 texts,” Durant admitted.

But of course, Durant, always the politician, says he is not overly impressed with his recent stretch, instead ushering the spotlight to some other legends.

“I’ve seen Kobe Bryant score 40 points in nine straight games,” Durant said. “Michael Jordan have 11 triple-doubles in 12 games. LeBron James have a month when he’s averaging 35 points. So those guys, that’s something to write home about.”

What about your streak? Is it something to write home about?

“No, not at all,” he deadpanned.

by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as NewsOK.com's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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