Kevin Durant has had an amazing, yet bittersweet year: his Thunder coasted to the NBA Finals, but then lost to the herculean Miami Heat, immediately started practicing with Team USA and the dude that just beat him to win the NBA Championship — LeBron James — which garnered him an Olympic gold medal and his new movie, Thunderstruck, just hit theatres on Friday.
What a year indeed.
It’s still assumed that the Miami Heat are the front-runners to win the 2012-2013 NBA Championship, which puts the OKC Thunder in second place again. Among that rumbling, LeBron James is the best player in the game — he just is — and Kevin Durant is a close second. However, Kevin Durant believes NOW is his time.…Not in three years…four years, but now.
“I’ve heard a few times, in three or four years, this league is going to be yours. . . . I don’t like that. Because I think I’m established now. My time is now,” Durant said. “I feel as though I’ve proved myself these last five years that I can be one of the top players in the league. I’ve got a long way to go to being the ultimate best, but I think my time is now. And I’m starting to enter my prime.”
LeBron James is coming off of a hellaciously fantastic year, while I would love to say “Yeah, Durant could take control of this league this year,” LeBron is playing on an entirely different level.
Kevin Durant will have his time, but time will tell when it may be.