Kevin Durant is only 25, but already he hears footsteps that Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans says belong to him.
Davis, in a recent SLAM story, said he texted Durant after he was named NBA MVP and received a kind text back: “You on your way to get it.”
“It was shocking,” Davis, who is 21 and just finished his second season in the league, told Pelicans.com. “For a guy who knows what it takes to win an MVP award, telling me that I’m on my way, it means he sees something in me. That means a lot, especially from one of the best players in the league right now, if not the best. It just meant a lot. It made me want to work even harder.” [...]
Durant wasn’t backing off when he was asked about Davis after a USA Basketball practice.
“I know how good he’s going to be,” Durant said. “I know how good he is now, but I know how good he’s going to be. He’s an MVP-caliber player. So he’s next. He’s next in line — a guy that has grown so much in just a year. I’m excited to see what he does from here. He’s definitely on pace.”