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Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant
Position: F
Born: 09/29/88
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Salary: $25,000,000
Late in the fourth quarter of the Golden State Warriors’ game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night, Eric Housen sensed that something was amiss as he sorted through gear in the visiting locker room at the Smoothie King Center. The Warriors’ Kevin Durant and the Pelicans’ DeMarcus Cousins had just been ejected for saying some tough things to each other, and Housen heard a commotion coming from the hallway outside the locker room. He went to investigate. In his endless quest to prevent various calamities from befalling the N.B.A.’s most glamorous collection of stars, Housen left the locker room on Monday to find that Cousins was storming down the hallway in search of Durant, who was making his way off the court after his ejection and toward the locker room. Security officers, aware that trouble was brewing, quickly diverted Durant to a small corridor as several others slowed Cousins’s progress. “Shut the door! Shut the door!” the officers shouted at one another up and down the hallway.

Housen, meanwhile, ran ahead of Cousins and stood in his path. Cousins, who is 6 feet 11 and 270 pounds but somehow seems even more enormous when angry, was eventually persuaded by security to return to his own locker room, and Housen (5-10, 185) resumed the far more pedestrian chore of packing equipment. He reflected on his act of valor/lunacy. “I figure if they see little old me out there, maybe they won’t do something,” he said.
They all enable each other. That is what makes them great. But Curry’s shooting is the basis for everything. Without it, the system wouldn’t exist. Team insiders are sure that system — and Curry’s sacrifice in creating it — played a role in drawing Durant. “I don’t know the answer to whether we get Durant without that,” Myers said. “But the brilliance of Steph is that as great as he is, he never really bought into the idea that it should be about him. And that carries value beyond him. Some guys would say, ‘I’m the point guard, and I need to be on the ball.’ He didn’t, and he doesn’t.”
1 week ago via ESPN