Thursday, March 11, 2010
The new Tim Duncan?
I heard Kevin Durant tell Magic Johnson the other day that Oklahoma City is the perfect place for him and that he wouldn't want to play anywhere else. As if it wasn't bad enough rich oil men came to Seattle and stole the 3rd best player in the NBA at the ripe old age of 21, it appears we may have to watch the next Tim Duncan. We may have to watch a superstar excel in complete anonymity because of the city he plays in. No one cares about OKC outside of OKC which is why Kevin Durant is "quietly" averaging 30 points per game. I hope for his sake and for the sake of basketball fans everywhere he takes a good hard look at the Tim Duncan blueprint. Tim Duncan is a great player in San Antonio, but he would be a basketball god in New York, Chicago, LA, or Boston. We don't speak of him as highly as we should because his fanbase is so small. Kevin Durant will not reach his full potential personally, professionally, or financially if he stays in OKC. Jay-Z doesn't perform in nightclubs, Manny Pacquiao doesn't have his fights at the boys club, and American Idol doesn't come on the public access channel. Kevin Durant deserves a bigger stage than the middle of nowhere. Let's hope somebody talks some sense into him before it's too late.