Coach K tells Kevin Durant to shoot the rock
Kevin Durant is what you want to lead your team -- an unselfish superstar. A guy who wants to play a true team game, a guy willing to pass the rock.
Too willing, Mike Krzyzewski told the Associated Press. He wants Durant to shoot the rock.
Chauncey Billups is saying the same thing.
Durant realizes that this isn’t Oklahoma City where he is expected to take the shots, everybody on Team USA can knock it down, so he thinks he has to share the wealth. He seemed put off by Krzyzewski’s comments.
Every team needs a leader, however, a go to scorer. In the last Olympics, when Team USA needed a late push against Spain, Kobe Bryant stepped up because that is what he does. He may picks his spots, but he will step up. Durant needs to do that. There are times to pull back, there will be games when Derrick Rose or Stephen Curry has the hot hand and should be fed.
But this is Durant’s team. He has to take it and own it. And shoot the damn rock.