Everyone knows that Kevin Durant is the Saint sent here to save us from everything evil in the basketball world and beyond. You will find no arguments here. He's pretty much the greatest.
But it's still fun to keep track of some of the greatest hits in the Saint Kevin Collection, just to see how ridiculous the media lovefest gets. And as far as the canon of St. Kevin stories is concerned, this anecdote from Comcast's Matt Steinmetz might be its definitive masterpiece.
Various media have debated who's better between Russell Westbrook and Durant over the past few weeks, and this weekend Saint Kevin sought out Steinmetz to ask him some questions.
"Hey my man, I’ve got a question for you," Durant said. "Why does everyone want to talk about who the best player is on our team, whether it’s me or Russell? Why does everyone worry about that?"
So they went back and forth, with Steinmetz explaining the media's side, and Durant still confused, because they're on the two "rivals" are on the same team. This is classic Durant—impossibly naive, totally well-intentioned, as earnest as a newborn puppy. (By contrast, if LeBron ever tried to ask something like this, we'd villify him for "still not getting it.")
And it wouldn't be a true profile of St. Kevin if it didn't end like this.
And after Durant walked away, a question crossed my mind: "Is there a better guy out there in the NBA than Kevin Durant?"
No no, of course there isn't.
THANK GOD FOR SAINT KEVIN.