Kevin Durant: Likes Flying Under the Radar

February 25, 2012; Orlando FL, USA; Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder shoots during the 2012 NBA All-Star Three-Point Contest at the Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Kevin Durant joined Dan Patrick on his radio show to answer a few questions about his play, his team, and the league. The interview is transcribed by Sports Radio Interviews:

Interview With Kevin Durant | Sports Radio Interviews


How many points he could score in one game if he had the green light?

"Well I do have the green light but I doubt if I can get past 60 or I can't even get close to 100 points."

Where his money spot is for a game-winning shot:

"I like the middle of the court. It gives me so many options to go left or right or make a great pass to my teammates."

On teams adjusting to players like Jeremy Lin:

"That started happening to me about halfway through my rookie season and teams started to figure me out. I was struggling a lot but as a player you just try to make adjustments and try to get better and learn what types of defenses teams are playing. In Jeremy Lin's case he's doing a great job and it's different for him since he's a point guard. He's playing very well and adjusting very well and I'm happy to see him win."

Whether he likes being a team under the radar:

"Yeah I do like it. I think a lot of people still put us under the radar and that's where we should be. I think we have a lot of growing to do, we can get better, and a lot of teams are playing well. In our case we just have to keep growing. We have a young team that's going to get better over time but like I said it's going to take some time. We're looking forward to that process and just have to keep growing together."

If his team would retaliate if something happened to him like it did Kobe Bryant:

"They wouldn't retaliate because that's not the way basketball is played. He didn't do it on purpose I don't think. Just one of those fouls where he got him on the nose a little bit there but I think my teammates would come out with a little more fire, especially since we're playing the Heat, probably the best team in the league and also because D-Wade broke Kobe's nose. That wasn't intentional. D-Wade is a class player and a class guy and it was just an accident."

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