Golden State Warriors All Star ahead Kevin Durant has reached the NBA mountain prime twice in consecutive seasons, and this 12 months he’ll look to develop into solely the third participant in league historical past to win NBA Finals MVP in three straight seasons (Jordan twice, Shaq from ’00-’02).
But even when he does attain that milestone, or every other milestone throughout his Hall of Fame profession, Durant says nothing within the basketball world will ever fulfill him.
In an interview with Kerith Burke of NBC Sports Bay Area, Durant defined what actually fulfills him.
“I do not want something on this basketball world to satisfy something in me. The NBA isn’t going to satisfy me,” Durant says.
“Being round household. Being round buddies,” he mentioned. “The individuals who really love you deep all the way down to your core, who will not decide you, who will allow you to develop mentally, bodily, you recognize? Just allow you to be who you’re. I like these environments.”
“All that stuff will fulfill me extra so than something … simply constructing towards one thing that’s sustained after I’m not even right here on this Earth. My household might be straight after I die. That’s the kind of stuff I have a tendency to consider.”
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As for KD’s mindset heading into his free company determination this summer season, per NBC Sports:
What would you like in free company? How does legacy play into the next move?
“It … it doesn’t. Like I mentioned, I’m simply centered on the everyday. How can I be the most effective participant I may be? Can this atmosphere assist me be the most effective participant than I may be each day? Am I nonetheless studying? Am I nonetheless having enjoyable being a pupil of the sport?”
“Just the small stuff that I attempt to [think about], to verify I’ve all the pieces lined so I may be the most effective I may be on the court docket.”