Kevin Durant knows something we don’t know. Or, at least, something that the 450-plus players that dive in and out of the NBA every single year know, and we don’t understand. James Harden is a monster of a basketball player, and as such he should be rewarded as one despite his team’s failure to turn the corner in the playoffs prior to last season, and his squad’s embarrassing showing during both the regular and postseason in 2015-16.
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Durant is currently gearing up with his Team USA mates, heading with noses pinched and mouths mostly closed before heading into Rio for a chance at defending its 2012 Olympic gold medal. During a Sunday practice prior to the team’s Monday night exhibition performance against Nigeria, Durant went out of his way to credit Harden in ways the fans and press seem to pass on in the wake of his crash and burn turn in 2015-16.Read More »from Kevin Durant: 'Nobody really appreciates' James Harden save for NBA players