In a league where most professional athletes are stuck up and full of themselves only a select few will open themselves up to the people. Since the end of the NBA season, Kevin Durant has done this more than any athlete that I can remember. Very few superstars can endorse being normal and participating amongst the masses of people who love them.
KD has been seen playing pick up games in parks across the U.S. He has been seen playing hoops in New York at Rucker Park. He has been seen playing flag football in Oklahoma and Maryland. The man finds a way to connect with the people.
His actions are creating a buzz that most normal athletes can feel. If you are an athlete you don't have to wait for other NBA stars to suit up before you can play, go to the local gym and shoot it up with the homies. He is not limiting his skills to the hardwood, his is venturing out and putting his skills on display as an athlete as well.
I love it because the man is becoming what all stars should be... A MAN OF THE PEOPLE...
I remember a time when you could see things like that from superstars all over. Now no one wants to get caught getting schooled by an average Joe. No one wants to look bad because they have a bad day shooting the ball in a local gym. To me that makes me appreciate you even more because you are willing to take the risk to put your skills on display against some of the good local talent.
I know Portland has to be kicking themselves for that draft decision a few years ago. Kevin Durant is out here gaining popularity and mixing it up with the people while Greg Oden stays hurt and takes plenty of pictures of his penis.
Stay Breezy ~ I'm Out!