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Now it’s tempting to say, “Get a life, Kevin! There’s a wide world out there beyond tweets and video games.” But Durant already knows this, far better than most of us. After all, he’s
a champ, an MVP, a Lord of the Ring.
So what’s the problem? Durant is certainly not an underachieving crybaby. He might, however, be an overachieving one. And yet, whiners tend to point fingers at others, always blaming the world for their own shortcomings.
Durant is lately owning up.
Owning up to what? To his own self-proclaimed idiocy? But perhaps that’s not the point. Honesty is courageous, but misplaced honesty can get you even deeper in a hole. Rather than focusing upon how fans and colleagues are reacting, Durant might better put all that aside and dig deeply within.
He might want to ask: “What really prompted me to dis Donovan and the rest? Was it really fatigue? Or did fatigue simply accentuate what was already there – what’s been there for a lifetime – the worry that I’m not quite good enough – not quite liked enough – not quite loved enough…”
Hey, we all suffer from that. The difference is that our insecurities are not (generally) making headlines.
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