‘Michael Jordan made me want to watch the game’: Kevin Durant recalls how the Bulls GOAT had a big influence on him growing up
Michael Jordan made a huge impact during his playing days. Kevin Durant was one of many youngsters who were influenced by the GOAT.
people who have seen Michael Jordan playing ball in the early 1980s and the 1990s consider him a basketball god. Easily one of the greatest players to ever step foot on the hardwood in the NBA, the Bulls guard was a sports icon who had a massive influence on the millions of fans he had around the world.
Over his 15-year career, MJ has racked up a ridiculously long list of accomplishments. A few accolades in his resume include 14 All-Star appearances, 11 All-NBA selections, 10 scoring titles, 5 MVPs, 6 championships, 6 Finals MVPs, among many others.
Off the pitch, Mike was quite a popular personality. Having an incredibly huge fan base, Michael had several business deals and his own “Jordan” brand. It’s no wonder that all young people want to grow up to be Like Mike.
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‘The way Michael Jordan played made me feel a certain way’: Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant was one of many children to be inspired by His Airness. In a recent appearance on the “basketball book 2.0episode, KD explained how the Hall-Of-Famer was a reason he watched the games. The slim reaper noted:
“Yeah, it was huge. His popularity was huge. You know, the shoes, the ads, it was all huge. But more than anything, the way he played made me feel in a way – like , you know, made me want to watch the game.
Michael Jordan really set a standard for NBA players today like Kevin Durant 👀 pic.twitter.com/SvnFSxVGWH
— Kevin Durant Nation (@KDNationCP) April 1, 2022
Michael Jordan is considered one of the best scorers in basketball history. Much like his inspiration, Durant is also one of the most prolific goalscorers and is extremely lethal with the rock in hand.
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Hopefully KD is able to inspire the next generation of athletes the same way MJ influenced him.