Shaquille O'Neal: "Kevin Durant? Too easy to change teams for a contender"



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Shaquille O'Neal: "Kevin Durant? Too easy to change teams for a contender"

Shaquille O'Neal spoke out about Kevin Durant and his request to be sold by the Brooklyn Nets. O'Neal said: "When you build a house, you should also live in it. As a leader it would be his job to make things work, but obviously he doesn't want to.

He probably prefers to go into a pre-made contender. It's easier that way." At the moment everything is still at a standstill and the latest news speaks of a possible meeting between Durant and the owner of the Nets Joe Tsai to break the impasse in which Kevin Durant has ended up.

Kevin Durant's curiosity

Kevin Durant was born in Washington on September 29, 1988. He has a sister, Brianna, and two brothers, Tony and Rayvonne. When Durant was still very young, his father abandoned the family, and this also led to a divorce between his parents.

Her grandmother, after her parents separated, helped to raise Durant along with her mother. Durant, growing up, always cheered on the Toronto Raptors, because he was a fan of Vince Carter, an NBA player. Durant played for many teams in Maryland, where he met many future NBA players, including Michael Beasley, Ty Lawson, Greivis Vásquez, with whom he is still a friend.

Durant started using the number 35 when he was at the AAU, in honor of his coach Charles Craig, who was murdered at the age of 35. According to Forbes magazine in 2014 he was the 7th highest paid sportsman in the world, with 54.1 million dollars.

He has always been very active with regard to charity, especially for the numerous playgrounds built throughout the United States of America and the numerous donations, among which the 10 million dollar one to schools in Maryland, the place where he grew up, stands out.

. A very versatile small forward, Durant is an extremely skilled player in the attacking half, so much so that he is considered one of the greatest strikers in NBA history, but over the years he has also been able to improve in defense, proving himself to be an excellent blocker among other things.

Also good in post, he is a deadly shooter from both 2 and 3 points and often considered, for efficiency, range and shooting volume, one of the best shooters ever, his fade-away, hardly contestable, has been compared to that by Dirk Nowitzki, which Durant was inspired by.