Kevin Durant wants to change his approach to the game this year and not be so obsessed with a championship.
Last year the Oklahoma City Thunder looked to be on a crash course with the Heat for a Finals rematch, until Russell Westbrook injured his knee. After coming up short in 2012 against LeBron and company, Durant had let his strive for a championship overwhelm him, and became obsessed with bringing a banner to OKC.
Finding it affected his mood, and made him angry with teammates, refs, and basically anyone, when the Thunder didn't play well, the lethal scorer says that he wants to be a bit more relaxed this year, and felt the strain of obsessing on a championship was detrimental to his game, and his team's.
“I want to be the greatest,” Durant said. “I want to be remembered as one of the greatest. When they redo that top 50 players (of all time), I want to be a part of that.”
“Last year, I was obsessed with it,” Durant said of winning a title. “Like, I wasn’t going to sleep because I wanted to win so bad. I was screaming at my teammates, at the refs, at the coaches. I got mad because I thought ‘if we have a bad game here, we’re not going to win a championship.’”