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Kevin Durant was back in action this week at the USA Basketball mini camp in Las Vegas and his game is looking as sharp as ever.
Last season was a tough one for KD as he never really had a chance to defend his MVP award with injuries derailing his season. Steph Curry emerged as the leagues most popular player and LeBron went to his fifth straight Finals while Durant watched from home.
This all fuelled Durant to come back better than ever and reclaim the top spot that he had in 2014. Via WaPost:
The 25-year old has his sights set on the 2015-16 season and is as confident as ever. During the camp Durant told us and a large group of reporters that he feels he is the best player in the world.
Aside from watching the Oklahoma City Thunder’s summer league team in Orlando, Durant had maintained a relatively low profile this offseason. But Durant re-introduced himself to the world basketball stage, as one of the 34 American players — including reigning MVP Curry, the player’s choice MVP Harden and four-time MVP James — invited to train in non-contact drills in anticipation of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Showing no ill effects from having bone graft surgery on his right foot nearly four months ago, Durant was relaxed, invigorated and assured that the time away had done nothing to diminish his stature in the game.
“I feel like I’m the best player in the world,” Durant told reporters this week. “No disrespect to other players here, but I always got that confidence. … I never had no doubts in myself.”