In September, I told you Kevin Durant was scheduled to be featured in an issue of ESPN The Magazine this month.
I also reported that Durant would receive the cover.
As it turned out, only the first of those two things actually happened.
And it might just have been because Tim Tebow was announced as the Denver Broncos starting quarterback on Oct. 11. Now, instead of your favorite two-time NBA scoring champ garnering a cover story, Thunder fans get more Tebow stuffed down their throats.
The mag’s theme this issue is “Plan B.” It makes some sense. Tebow is Plan B in Denver, Durant’s summer of pickup ball was Plan B to the NBA season and so on and so forth. The only problem was Durant ironically became the mag’s Plan B when the more popular Tebow got promoted.
But there are two good things to take from this development: 1) Durant still has a prominent piece in the issue, and 2) if you’re a subscriber like me, this issue is guaranteed to be better than two of the more recent issues — the body issue (which I have no use for) and the Boston love affair issue (How long until Tom Brady retires so the Pats can stink again and we don’t have to hear about ‘em?)
Do yourselves a favor and read Allison Glock’s story on Durant. Much of it might not be anything new to die-hard fans who have watched Durant up close for the past four seasons. Still, Glock does a terrific job of offering you a glimpse into Durant’s character, his humble nature and what it is about him that make some consider him to be “boring” and void of personality.
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