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I am a Blazer fan, and I would like to say something good about Kevin Durant

Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

I wanted to pass along something I witnessed with Kevin Durant. I saw a little blurb on Bleacher Report about the incident, and I posted a comment, but I felt like the Bleacher Report article did a poor job of expressing what actually happened.

I was at the Blazers v Thunder game Dec. 4. I am not sure if you all remember but there was an incident between Kevin Durant and a Blazer fan sitting courtside, right behind the scorers table. I was sitting about 6 seats to the right, and one row behind this particular fan. There were just a few seconds before half-time, and I didn't initially hear what the Blazer fan said, but I noticed Kevin Durant come up to him and immediately engage with him, I believe Durant told him to shut up. The fan said something else, and Durant reacted, and very directly told him to shut up, pointing right at him. Play restarted, and then the half ended, the Thunder went to the locker room, and I didn't give it much thought after that.

Immediately after the Thunder returned from the locker room, and before he went out to begin his warm ups, Kevin Durant walked over to the fan he had the incident with, stuck out his right hand, shook the man's hand and said, "Hey I'm sorry for yelling at you, I let my emotions get the best of me".

I have always been a fan of Kevin Durant as a player, but right then I became a fan of Kevin Durant as a person. He didn't have to do that. Even though I am 100% sure that the Blazer fan provoked him, he didn't have to apologize, and he didn't have to offer his hand to the man. Kevin Durant acted in a very honorable and mature fashion, and owned his own behavior, and made no effort to rationalize nor justify anything. I was very impressed, and I wish my children had been with me, so I could use him as an example of the kind of person I hope that someday they can become. Mrs. Wanda Pratt should be commended for doing a wonderful job raising her son to be a really good person.

This post does not necessarily reflect the views of the staff of Welcome to Loud City or SB Nation. However, it was made by one of the members of the Welcome to Loud City community, so there is a large chance the above post is extremely ballin'!

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