Thunder’s Durant: LeBron Not My Target

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Kevin Durant called the recent praise directed his way by Miami HEAT star LeBron James “flattering.”

But the Oklahoma City Thunder star also said his motivation to succeed in the NBA doesn’t stem from trying to outdo the four-time league MVP.

“To be honest, I’m going to be totally real, like, I don’t go in every day, when I go into the gym and work on my game, I don’t have a LeBron picture [on the ball], or I don’t have his name in my mind when I’m going in there and working,” Durant said. “It’s all about trying to get better for myself. And I know how I feel about myself. I know the confidence I have in myself, but also I want to compete against the best, and I want to go out there and prove myself against the best.”

via Brian Windhorst of ESPN