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Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant's nickname should be ... ?

by Erik Horne Published: January 22, 2014

For a few years now, Thunder forward Kevin Durant has been labeled “Durantula” by most national media. But as recently as the Summer of 2013, Nike had a commercial about Durant essentially being nicknameless.

Kevin “Kevin” Durant, anyone?

What’s the next step in Durant’s nickname evolution (can we even call it an evolution if it’s never been official)? Complex Sports thinks Reddit found the answer in “The Slim Reaper”. No word on whether or not Durant has signed off on it … he’s been a little busy making an MVP push if you didn’t know.

You’d think we’d have this figured out. What should be Kevin Durant’s nickname?

Also, why can't we just call him KD? Nobody said nicknames had to be something revolutionary/creative/mindblowingly clever.

 

Durant stat of the day (#BetterThanLeBron hashtag? Pump the brakes)

 

Durant-related links

Jason Patt of SB Nation compares Durant’s recent hot streak to some of the best from Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.

Joe Flynn of Bleacher Report says Kevin Durant should keep shooting. Why?: “A shot coming from Kevin Durant is better than a shot coming from almost everyone else.

Dime Magazine asks who’s better right now, James or Durant, making a case for each player. This on the season Durant is having and the rarified air he's currently in:

Pop quiz: how many players in NBA history have averaged at least 30 points per game, shot 49 percent from the field and 39 percent from three over the course of a season? The answer is just one – His Airness, Michael Jordan in the Chicago Bulls’ 72-win campaign in 1995-96. If your closest competition is the league’s standard-bearer during his team’s most successful season, you’re doing something right.

 

ESPN.com’s J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez went back and forth about how high Durant can climb.


by Erik Horne
Online Sports Editor
Erik Horne joined The Oklahoman as a sports web editor/producer in September 2013, following a five-year stint at The Ardmoreite (Ardmore) – first as a sports writer, then sports editor. At The Ardmoreite, Horne reported on everything from prep...
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