Kevin Durant Feels Overlooked and Motivated
When the Miami Heat beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2012 NBA Finals, it was looked at as a match-up between the present and the future, as it was only a matter of time before Kevin Durant and the Thunder broke through and won a Championship.
That hasn’t happened, and the Thunder have slipped further and further away from the Finals each of the past three seasons, missing the playoffs entirely this year.
Durant missed 55 games this year, and his status for the start of next season is up in the air as he recovers from a bone graft operation in his right foot.
However, he has not been deterred by his bad luck or seeing Stephen Curry replace him as the best player in the Western Conference, but rather he is using it as motivation to get back to his old form.
Durant had the follwing to say in an interview with ESPN:
“It used to piss me off, but I love it now. Just gotta show and prove. I don’t deserve to be up there with them this year. Next year is a different story.”
So much hinges on the health of Durant’s foot but next season already has some drama in it.