NBA superstar Kevin Durant is having his most exciting summer in a long time. First off, as you may have heard, he’s moving. But before that he’s practicing world domination (literally) on Team USA Basketball, as a member of the 2016 Dream Team. As Durant finished up the series of blowouts that constituted the Olympics warmup for Team USA, he spoke with the curious press. Despite all the star power on Team USA, Durant is the big basketball story of the summer.
At the Houston Chronicle, Jonathan Feigen singled out Durant’s comments about his former OKC Thunder teammate James Harden. (Being an ex-Thunder now himself seems to have heightened Durant’s appreciation of the Houston Rockets star’s journey.) Harden won’t play in Brazil and his Rockets missed the playoffs last year, so he’s not at the center of the conversation the way Durant says he always should be. It’s nuts, Durant reminds everybody, that Harden wasn’t on an All-NBA Team last year. Not the first, second or third teams… KD said:
“Everybody on the outside doesn’t really appreciate what he brings. Anybody that can put up 29 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and not make the All-NBA team, that’s like a sin to even think about not putting a guy like that on the All-NBA team.”