Saturday , Jul , 02 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Kevin Durant: players ‘not going to give in’ to owners

Set to be locked out by the league at day’s end, Durant pledged solidarity for the players’ union Thursday even if it means sacrificing the first few months of the season to get a new deal done.

"We’re going to stand up for what we have to do, no matter how long it’s going to take," Durant told The Associated Press after the conclusion of his two-day youth basketball camp. "No matter how long the lockout’s going to take, we’re going to stand up. We’re not going to give in."

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: On the court, Kevin Durant has impeccable timing. Off-the-court, not so much.

Today, Durant had some interesting remarks with respect to the lockout, saying the players will not give in and will stay out as long as necessary.

Not the time. Not the place.

The public wants a solution and has no sympathy for millionaire players drawing a line in the sand. In this economy, such an approach rings hollow, offends, and undermines.

So Durant should think about what he says. Careless statements could haunt him when the NBA finally returns.

–Oly Sandor.

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