Kevin Durant was named a starter to the Western Conference All-Star team Thursday night as the NBA announced the starters live on TNT.
Durant was the second-leading vote-getter in the West behind Kobe Bryant.
KD is the league’s current leading scorer and reigning scoring champ and is the second youngest starter behind Derrick Rose (who is just six days younger). At just 22, Durant is probably just now starting a very, very long run as an All-Star starter. A lot of people wondered that if in small-town Oklahoma City that he’d gain the national recognition needed to become a big-name star, but evidently that wasn’t a problem.
This is something we need to get used to, but it’s really, really cool that our guy is going to be starting on the big stage. Well deserved, KD.