Thursday , Jun , 14 , 2012 Elijah Abramson

Kobe Bryant Declares, “Durant Is A 6’11’ Me”

Kobe Bryant is quoted as saying, “Kevin Durant is a 6’11” version of me.”

HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: That’s one hell of an endorsement coming from the Black Mamba.

When Kobe was recently asked whom Kevin Durant reminded him off he quickly responded that the Durant reminded him of a 6’11” version of himself. What Bryant meant by this was that Durant like Bryant has that killer instinct. He knows how to both get his team involved, but also that when the game is on the line he has to be the one to make that impossible shot.

Durant proved his instincts for going after the kill in game one of the NBA Finals Tuesday night when he single-handedly took over the offense for Oklahoma and willed them to victory with 17 points in the 4th quarter. 

Durant explains the way he approaches this game with a simple explanation.

“I’ve really been looking at the mental aspect of the game, how [Bryant] approaches it, watching film, studying opponents, just making sure he’s vocal every time down,” Durant said. “Posting up, the footwork that he uses posting up and how patient he is on the offensive end. I’m learning, every single day. I know that I work hard. It’s going to take me some time, but I know that I’ll get there.”

It seems like there may be something to Kobe’s theories on Kevin Durant and the league better take notice.

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