Kevin Durant is tired of finishing second in everything
Kevin Durant finished second in MVP voting for the second time in three seasons, but he’s not satisfied with being strongly considered for the award. While he’s happy friend LeBron James won the award, Durant expressed dissatisfaction with being a runner-up once again.
“I’ve been second since high school,” Durant said Saturday, according to The Oklahoman. “Second draft pick. Second best player (in the country) in high school. Second in MVP voting twice. So I’m over that being second stuff.”
It’s safe to say Durant has his eye on a prize bigger than the MVP award, as does James (and Nike). Durant will probably get an MVP award at some point in his career — probably sooner rather than later — but he knows it’s the championships that matter the most. As long as he comes in first in the NBA at the end of the season, his legacy will be set.