Lebron James is in the midst of a historically good stretch of basketball right now. His virtually flawless play is solidifying him as the greatest player of this generation, and inspiring one peer inparticular to model his game after that of The King.
"It's a fresh take on basketball," said Durant, practicing his new technique of never missing a shot ever again. "Sometimes, as professionals, we tend to complicate things. Right now Lebron is introducing us all to the idea that if you never miss a shot, good things will happen."
This style of play, which also includes doling out assists efficiently and rebounding on both sides of the floor, is built around 3 fundamental principals, according to James. First, he loves making baskets. Second, he hates missing shots. Third, when he only makes baskets and doesn't miss shots, his team wins, and "this is a good thing," James is quick to point out.
"It might seem overly simplified, but it flat out works," noted Durant as he sank one 10-footer after another in warm-ups.
Look for a high-scoring game tonight as the Thunder take on the Heat.