OKC Thunder's Kevin Durant to be featured on '60 Minutes'

by Darnell Mayberry Published: November 5, 2013

Thunder forward Kevin Durant will be featured on an upcoming episode of CBS' “60 Minutes.”

Sportscaster James Brown traveled to Oklahoma City with a camera crew this week to conduct sit-down interviews with Durant and, Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook and Thunder coach Scott Brooks. The crew is scheduled to return on Nov. 18 and 19 to interview other Thunder employees.

The piece is scheduled to air in early December.

According to a team spokesman, the program is putting together a feature about Durant's personality on and off the court.

WESTBROOK DOING ‘FINE' AFTER FIRST GAME

After making his season debut Sunday and going through an additional two days of practice, Westbrook's surgically repaired right knee was said to be doing just fine Tuesday.

The All-Star point guard, according to Brooks, hasn't experienced any pain, swelling or discomfort.

“He's fine,” Brooks said. “He's still obviously doing all the correctives that we have Russell and all of our guys do. But he's feeling good. He had a good practice (Tuesday). We didn't do a whole lot, but we did enough where our guys had to break a sweat. But I think he's doing fine.”

MARTIN DELIVERS POSSIBLE SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE

Following a 30-point performance in a nine-point win at New York, former Thunder guard Kevin Martin made a statement that could be perceived as a shot at Oklahoma City's players.

“This is such a fun team to play on,” said Martin, who now plays for Minnesota. “Nobody is trying to lead the league in scoring here. Everybody has the big picture of getting to the playoffs.”

Most assumed Martin's postgame comments were directed at Durant, who led the league in scoring three straight years before narrowly losing the scoring title to Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony last season. The comments just as easily could have been aimed at shoot-first Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook, or no one at all.

Martin played just one season with the Thunder after coming over from Houston in the James Harden trade. He averaged 14 points, his lowest output since his second season, while playing 77 games. Through four games with the Wolves, Martin is averaging 21.3 points.

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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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