Every basketball fan has a favorite player, and professional basketball players are no different. Though it might sound weird for a pro to have a favorite player other than a teammate, that is the case for Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant.
The Warriors take on the Indiana Pacers Monday night at Oracle Arena, and during the morning shootaround, Durant told the media that Pacers superstar Paul George is his favorite player.
"He's my favorite player in the league," Durant said of George. "I've been saying that for awhile. Just so smooth, man. He can do it all: pass, rebound, defend, post up, shoot the ball. He's my favorite player."
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"We want the same things on the basketball court," Durant said. "He's low-maintenance. He's a superstar, but he's a low-maintenance guy. Doesn't need much. Same type of attitude that I bring. Loves the game. Loves to work. So we kind of clicked."
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