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OKC Thunder's Kevin Durant says missing shots for 'Thunderstruck' wasn't easy

Kevin Durant was looking forward to seeing the finished product of his first movie. The Thunder superstar talked with John Rohde about his acting debut, being teammates with Kobe Bryant and LeBron James at the Olympics, and being happy to be home.
BY JOHN ROHDE Staff Writer jrohde@opubco.com Published: August 19, 2012

/articleid/3702380/1/pictures/1805041">Photo - The Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, answers questions during the red carpet premiere of Thunderstruck at Harkins Bricktown Theatre in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, For The Oklahoman
The Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, answers questions during the red carpet premiere of Thunderstruck at Harkins Bricktown Theatre in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, For The Oklahoman

The Thunder draws sellouts all the time, but all these people are here to just see you.

"Words can't describe how grateful I am to these people here for just supporting me. That's all I need from them is the support they've been giving me for the last (four) years. I'm just blessed to be a part of this community. They're great people. Hopefully they'll continue to support me."

You're on the red carpet in Bricktown.

"Not quite Hollywood, but we'll take it. First time I've seen a red carpet here. We're going to enjoy this one tonight and hopefully people will enjoy the movie."

You've been busy since the NBA Finals, winning a gold medal at the Olympics in London.

"Man, I just can't wait to get home. I've been living out of a suitcase for two months straight. Just to come back home and sit on my couch (Sunday afternoon) and lay on my bed for just a couple of minutes is just what I needed."

Did Kobe Bryant or LeBron James give you grief about being in a movie?

"Not really. They asked me about it once or twice. I just told them I was in one and they said, 'OK.' Hopefully, they'll take their kids to see it and hopefully they enjoy it. Those guys, they're unbelievable. Man, they support everything. Those guys are really good teammates. I was blessed that I got that opportunity to be around such great players and such humble guys as well. I'm going to mass text everybody after this and tell them to take their kids."


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