So Kevin Durant's clutch factor was non-existent in the series against the Grizzles. He was a combined 4-for-22 in the last three games in the fourth quarter as Memphis showed OKC the exit. How can Durant be compared to the likes of LeBron James, Michael Jordan, and Kobe Bryant with performances like these? The latest of whom even said that a year without a championship felt like "a wasted year of my life."
But Durant doesn't hold the same opinion and isn't too big on the comparisons, either:
"I don't give a damn," Durant said firmly. "I'm going to be who I'm going to be. I'm not Kobe Bryant. I'm not Michael Jordan. I'm not LeBron James. I'm not Magic Johnson. I'm me. I'm not going to ever compromise myself, my integrity and what I believe in for winning some basketball games and winning a championship. That's just not how I was brought up.
"I'm always going to fight for this game I love. I'm going to claw until the last buzzer sounds. And if that's after a championship then, of course, I'll be happy. I'm not satisfied just being in this league and losing. I'm going to work as hard as I can to try to get to that mountaintop. I enjoy playing the game. I enjoy being here. But I'm never going to come out to the media and say we wasted a year because we lost a championship. Like I said, I don't have to be Kobe Bryant."
Besides, at the end of the day, he's still Kevin Durant and that's pretty dope in itself.
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