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Modified: April 9, 2008 at 12:13 am •  Published: April 9, 2008
"He's played great. I think sometimes people take what he's doing for granted because he's been doing it all year. But he's gotten a lot more efficient in the last couple of months. He's played a lot better, and I don't think it's any doubt it's him.”

•Durant on Horford: Although Atlanta Hawks forward Al Horford is Durant's biggest and seemingly lone competitor for the Rookie of the Year award, Durant praised Horford for the season he's had for the likely playoff-bound Hawks.

"I'm not surprised with how well he's played,” Durant said. "He's a great player on a great team that might go to the playoffs. So he's having a great year. I'm very happy for him. Al's a good friend of mine, so I'm glad he's doing what he's doing.”

•French toast?: Know that new Nike commercial featuring Durant raving about his quickness? Well not even one of the commercial's stars knows what San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson is talking about when he says, "My quick smells like French toast.”

"I never knew what that was,” said Durant, who taped his segment at February's All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, separately from the rest of the commercial's cast. "They just had us saying crazy, off-the-wall type lines. I thought it was very cool, though, how they set that up with different guys that wear Nike. So it came out pretty well.”

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