Oklahoma City, OK, United States (4E Sports) – After being known for a while as “Durantula”, Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant wants “The Servant” as his new monicker.
“I like to serve everybody. My teammates. Ushers at the game. The fans,” Durant said when asked why he chose “The Servant” as his new moniker.
He said he likes “KD,” comparing it to the simplicity of “AI” — the nickname of former All-Star guard Allen Iverson.
“I know it’s kinda weird to make your own nickname,” Durant said, “but I like that one better.”
Durant, one of the strongest candidate for this season’s MVP award, has steered the Oklahoma City Thunder atop the Western Conference standings.
Despite being one of the game’s biggest stars, 6-foot-9, 240-pound Durant never has truly embraced a nickname.
He leads the NBA in scoring with 31.5 points per game. The West-leading Thunder (43-12) return to action from the All-Star break Thursday night against LeBron James and the visiting Miami Heat (37-14).