Kevin Durant Won’t Force Scoring Title
Two-time NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant said he will not sacrifice team play for a chance at a three-peat.
“I’ve noticed playing in this league for five years that if you force anything, that’s when bad results come,” the Thunder All-Star forward said before Monday night’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center. “I never want to force nothing.”
Asked if he would do all he could to win a scoring title if it’s what his teammates wanted, Durant said: “That’s different then. It tends to sway you away from team concepts, and I think we’ve been playing good basketball all season on the offensive end, you know, so who cares?
“If it (winning a third straight scoring title) comes, it comes. If not, that won’t mean I had a bad year if I didn’t win the scoring title.”