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Durant uninterested in 'my global brand'

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07:33 AM ET 07.26 | Without waiting for a hokey TV special, Kevin Durant merely signed an extension -- and, in a weekend Q&A, announces he doesn't regret it. "When I came into the league, I always said I wanted to be on one team my whole career. You never know what will happen. But at the same time, that's what I feel like I really want to do. I love my team (in Oklahoma City). I feel like we're moving in the right direction. And so I just wanted to get the deal done. ... It would be cool for most people to know who the Oklahoma City Thunder are. That's what I'm about. I really don't care about my global brand or anything like that. I just want to come out here and be the best player."

The Fayetteville Observer

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July 26, 2010  07:59 AM ET

This guy is making himself more and more likeable to more and more people every day.

OKC was one of the more exciting teams to watch last season, I'm excited to see how they come back this year.

July 26, 2010  08:18 AM ET

And this is why Durant is becoming a great player. He doesn't care about anything else besides the game of basketball and securing his legacy. I am glad OKC rewarded him for his love of the game. Durant is a beast on the court and is only getting better, if OKC can get some legit big bodies down low they will be a threat in the western conference.

July 26, 2010  08:19 AM ET

I'm starting to love this guy.

July 26, 2010  08:25 AM ET

Durant a nice kid, with a heck of a game. If OKC can land a good big man, they'll make more noise than they made last season. There's so much talent and youth on that team, they'll be really good for years to come.

July 26, 2010  08:26 AM ET
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Durant a nice kid, with a heck of a game. If OKC can land a good big man, they'll make more noise than they made last season. There's so much talent and youth on that team, they'll be really good for years to come.

*Durant's

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July 26, 2010  08:49 AM ET
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It's a topic about Durant and you promote LBJ's name more than his freaking marketing agent!

Yes. He. Did.

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July 26, 2010  08:52 AM ET
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Agree, and how about his direct/indirect jab at LBJ?Maybe he's speaking for the rest of he league in saying...we don't respect you- THAT would be some good stuff!

lol, nah I think Durant was raised better.. His mom has already stated she won't date any of Durants friends.

July 26, 2010  08:54 AM ET
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Perhaps instead that you are just blinded by man love, and come out swinging at the first sign of a potential slight against your beloved Lebron. Or "Bronny" as you often refer to him while gazing deeply into his eyes in the afterglow.

Whoa, is it too early to start urguring, there should be a rule. lol

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July 26, 2010  08:59 AM ET

Man, I've loved the dude since he was a 16 year old out on the Goodman league courts in DC playing against grown men and pros. he's always had the perfect attitude. I hate to say things like I wish my kid were like that so I'll just say i wish I was more like that!

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July 26, 2010  09:14 AM ET

I wish more pre-madonna basketball players followed this kid's example. To be extremelly talented and humble will do nothing but help you in the NBA. I hope this kid continues like this.

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