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Swashcuff
04-25-2010, 10:45 AM
“Kobe Bryant is the best player in the world and some of those shots he missed just because he missed. Maybe two or three of the shots I made him miss,” said Durant, who leaped to swat away one Bryant jumper during Oklahoma City’s decisive 10-2 run.

“But other than that, he just missed shots and I know he’s going to come back more focused and more ready for the fourth game. But hopefully he misses those shots he’s going to take next game.”

The 6-foot-6 Bryant gives up nearly half a foot to Durant, who’s listed conservatively at 6-9.

“He’s long. He’s 7 feet. I don’t know that he wants to admit that he’s 7 feet but he’s 7 foot,” Bryant said. “He has great agility, great mobility and caught us all by surprise a little bit.”

Brooks said Durant’s fourth-quarter success wouldn’t change his plan to rotate Green and Harden against Bryant.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/preview;_ylt=Al20WQiwi.L2tU_f2eiKCbO8vLYF?gid=2010 042425

I bet they were really caught by surprise last night after that whopping. Not by the Thunder though but by themselves for how poorly they performed.

GrumpyOldMan
04-25-2010, 10:48 AM
Sounds like KD doesn't want to say anything to anger Kobe to me...probably a good idea.

marlinsfan24
04-25-2010, 10:49 AM
^I also think KD has utmost respect for Kobe.

Swashcuff
04-25-2010, 10:51 AM
Sounds like KD doesn't want to say anything to anger Kobe to me...probably a good idea.

didn't even think of it that way. Not probably but CERTAINly a good idea. Dude's still Kobe Bryant

Becks2307
04-25-2010, 11:11 AM
think about it KD was leaving High school when kobe was dropping 81 on the raps...of course kd respects him

Raps18-19 Champ
04-25-2010, 11:32 AM
Good idea.

If you say someone else, you'll anger him.

Don't want him scoring 81 on your team. That's too late for us Raptor fans.

Toenail Clipper
04-25-2010, 11:37 AM
He's just being modest, Kevin Durant knows he's the best player in the world.

RadiantShot
04-25-2010, 12:15 PM
I just believe Kevin Durant is a humble guy. He could be serious, or he could be saying that out of respect. Either way, :up: for Kevin Durant.

Ollie Tabooger
04-25-2010, 12:22 PM
He's telling the truth :shrug:

td0tsfinest
04-25-2010, 01:06 PM
KD is 7-feet?

Hawkeye15
04-25-2010, 01:10 PM
many young players look up to Kobe due to his career and success. And why not stroke his ego, or at least avoid making him angry. But regardless of what Durant said, the best player is in Cleveland now, we all know that.

tredigs
04-25-2010, 01:37 PM
many young players look up to Kobe due to his career and success. And why not stroke his ego, or at least avoid making him angry. But regardless of what Durant said, the best player is in Cleveland now, we all know that.

This is exactly right. It's a respect thing. Kobe's been seen as the best player in the league while KD grew up, and he's the reigning NBA champion. Until he's knocked out of that slot (probably this year, and likely by 'Bron if not sooner), then a lot of players will keep him on that pedestal.

Geargo Wallace
04-25-2010, 01:48 PM
Kobe get off of your knees. KD is not 7 feet tall. No more excuses.

Raps18-19 Champ
04-25-2010, 01:52 PM
How is KD 7 feet?

He isn't even taller than Bosh.

Jahari Kavi
04-25-2010, 01:56 PM
just showing respect, although the statement is wrong.........

alencp3
04-25-2010, 02:04 PM
He is showing some respect,he is not Noah u know...

Raph12
04-25-2010, 02:16 PM
I agree with him, but I'll let Lebron prove me wrong.

still1ballin
04-25-2010, 02:49 PM
Kobe is not the best player in the world.

BaseballBoy1811
04-25-2010, 02:53 PM
Correction: George Hill is the best player in the world! Just wait until Spurs get to the Western Conference championship baby!

Hey Man
04-25-2010, 02:57 PM
He's just being modest, Kevin Durant knows he's the best player in the world.

+1

Your probably one of the best posters here. too bad your a clipper fan :p

AI4MVP
04-25-2010, 03:17 PM
LeBron, Wade, Durant>Kobe right now. Lets see how he does next year coming back from injury

natelpete
04-25-2010, 03:27 PM
and if he was playing lebron, wade, or melo he would have said their names...

Btw I almost puked after Kobe started crying to the ref after he double-dribbled last night and they reversed the call... Makes me ****ing sick

ElMarroAfamado
04-25-2010, 05:06 PM
although lebron james has also stated this .....this is the reason (among a whole lot more) why kevin durant will not only be the best player in the league...but the most liked....
its almost impossible to dislike kevin durant....a combination of his likeability and skills will undoubted make him the future of the NBA

NINER/BLAZER
04-25-2010, 05:36 PM
Im sure he is a humble guy. But when you just shut down a guy in the 4th qtr and afterwards say "he is the best in the world" arent you just padding yourself on the back. I agree with natelpete, durant would have said that about 3 or 4 other guys.

heathonater
04-25-2010, 06:07 PM
kd is just giving bryant respect and trying to avoid putting up bulletin board material for la. but, like others have said the best player resides in cleveland right now.

kArSoN RyDaH
04-25-2010, 08:11 PM
KD knows what hes talking about. and i do believe he doesnt want to spark up a flame in kobe

Swashcuff
04-25-2010, 08:56 PM
How is KD 7 feet?

He isn't even taller than Bosh.

wing span

ROY 2 MVP Braun
04-25-2010, 09:07 PM
kobe is hands down the best player mark my words he will win another championship this year he jus played horrible last night to prove that his team will not win without him shooting after phil questioned his shot selection the only way durant is wrong about his statement is that kareem and jordan are still alive n the best players but for real i see kobe winning at least 2-3 more championships unless wade n lebron or 2 big free agents sign together this off season

Hawkeye15
04-25-2010, 09:10 PM
kobe is hands down the best player mark my words he will win another championship this year he jus played horrible last night to prove that his team will not win without him shooting after phil questioned his shot selection the only way durant is wrong about his statement is that kareem and jordan are still alive n the best players but for real i see kobe winning at least 2-3 more championships unless wade n lebron or 2 big free agents sign together this off season

that is the biggest run on statement ever

PC
04-25-2010, 09:11 PM
wing span

I thought he had a 7'5 wingspan?

Swashcuff
04-25-2010, 09:21 PM
I thought he had a 7'5 wingspan?

yep

Toenail Clipper
04-25-2010, 09:46 PM
+1

Your probably one of the best posters here. too bad your a clipper fan :p

thank you, but i believe the Clippers will make an impact next year with Blake Griffin, lottery pick, and a free agent.

WadeCounty
04-25-2010, 09:47 PM
just showing respect, although the statement is wrong.........

this tbh, and I will get bashing from laker fans. This is the first time I see the look of intimidation on kobes eyes when he's being defending by durant or he has to defend him