Who Kevin Durant thinks will be the next Kevin Durant


Anthony Davis (left) and Kevin Durant were teammates in the London Olympics. (Christian Petersen / Getty Images)

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.”

H/T Yahoo

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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