In the college football race for the BCS national championship game, Ohio State and Auburn are in a war of words and a wrestling match for the spot behind Florida State.
But Kevin Durant is fed up with being No. 2 behind LeBron James.
It’s a sentiment that the Thunder All-Star has expressed before, but discusses his feelings of discontent again in an interview with James Brown on “60 Minutes Sports,” scheduled to air tonight (10 ET) on Showtime.
“…People would just always say that it’s cool, you’re top three, that’s cool. It’s alright to be a top-three player in the world. There’s billions of people in this world. You can be top three, that’s pretty cool…I mean…I’m just tired of settling for that, tired of saying that, tired of hearing it.”
The feature story includes an interview with Durant’s mother, the one responsible for instilling his work ethic and good guy image that keeps his ego in check and has made him beloved throughout the NBA and in Oklahoma City particularly.
There is never a peep out of Durant that indicates the least bit of unhappiness with the Thunder or the small market of OKC and he is, after all, signed through the 2015-16 season.
These are no ominous rumblings of a star player looking down the line for a free-agent way out or a shortcut to the top of a mountain. It’s just a guy who is not afraid to say that he won’t truly be happy until he sheds the amiable runner-up image and become No. 1.