Flash Back: Kevin Durant does pre-draft workout for the Portland Trail Blazers

A long time ago, there was a serious debate about who should be taken #1 in the 2007 draft. Here is a young Kevin Durant's workout with a team other than the Sonics/Thunder.

via Hooped Up Online

The thing that strikes me most about this video is how Kevin Durant, while certainly younger and not as assured in his public speaking, is essentially unchanged. Then, as now, he comes across as humble, blessed, and eager to continue his trajectory. The fact that he mentions Dirk Nowitzki as a model worth emulating is quite prescient, and now that he's passed Dirk in terms of on-court ability, there is only one man left worth modeling himself after.

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