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Kevin Durant picks Larry Bird as his legendary teammate

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03:51 PM ET 10.15 | Kevin Durant was recently asked which NBA legend would he have wanted to play with the most. Here is what he said: "Larry Bird because I just respect him so much, how humble he is, how he was just all about playing the game of basketball above nothing else. Just how hard he played and how skilled he was." Before we analyze Durant's pick in Bird, just think for a moment how insane a Durant-Bird would be. It's an interesting pick though for Durant. He was kind of on the spot it appears with the question but he didn't hesitate in saying Bird's name. What isn't surprising is that one of the things Durant admires about Bird is what he embodies himself. He says he loves how humble Bird was and we all know just how humble Durant is.

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October 15, 2012  08:48 PM ET

I like this Durant kid...................

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October 15, 2012  08:50 PM ET
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He's clutch. I like him a lot.

He'd look good in Green.

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October 15, 2012  08:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I can't even look at you right now.

hehehe

October 15, 2012  08:51 PM ET
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In 4-5 years, I'd love to see him join the Lakers when his contract is up. Durant and Howard would be awesome.

In 4-5 years Howard will be 90......

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October 15, 2012  11:00 PM ET

That would be a great one on one battle, very similar style of play. Durant just gets up a little more and is slightly taller.

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October 16, 2012  08:12 AM ET

Excellent choice! Still, I don't think Durant got the message that Larry Bird was a major trash talker. X^D *laughs* Ask Xavier McDaniel. X^D *HAHAHAHA!*

October 16, 2012  08:19 AM ET

Exhibit 2: Let Doc tell it.

[youtube]http://youtu.be/6iFhNi9t4L4[/youtube]

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October 16, 2012  08:20 AM ET

X^{ . o (*Crap!*)

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October 16, 2012  09:11 AM ET
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Lol.....bird, the player was the FURTHEST thing from humble there wasHe talked more trash than almost anyone And wanted to destroy you when he stepped out on the courtThis is the quality kd needs....the MEAN gene...

+1

Seems like that is something that is missing from a lot of players today.

 
October 16, 2012  12:56 PM ET
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In 4-5 years, I'd love to see him join the Lakers when his contract is up. Durant and Howard would be awesome.

Westbrook will join the Lakers first. :)

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