Kevin Durant’s Thoughts on the Fab Five Documentary

Rashad Mobley of caught up with Kevin and some of his Thunder teammates in D.C. and asked them for their thoughts on the recent Fab Five 30 for 30 Documentary. Here’s what KD had to say:

I did see it, I watched the whole thing, and it was just crazy how they were able to change the game and be so confident and good at such a young age. The best part about it to me was that they were family. They stuck behind each other when Webber called the timeout, when folks criticized their game and their coach through all that. That’s a lesson that can be applied on the professional level. You stand behind your team, your coach, your brothers no matter what. That’s family, that’s love, and I admired that.

I was really too young to know about their game and who they were when I was growing up initially. But as I played in middle school and high school, I knew who they were, and I started to read up on the history a little bit. Plus, we had five freshmen on Texas, and we wanted to be just like them. We did everything together, we wore the same shoes, same socks, all that type of stuff. I think they are still influential for people going to college and playing ball today.

They definitely remind me of what we got going on here [with the Thunder], because we’re all so young, we do everything together, and we call each other family. Plus most of us, except for Perk [Kendrick Perkins], have never really won anything on this level, so we’re all going through this together just like the Fab Five.

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  • Patrick

    Good take KD…I thought that the piece on Michigan was remarkable and it was cool to remember how many ballers used to stay in college. That Duke Michigan final had Webber, Rose, Laettner, Howard, Hurley, Grant Hill…really amazing. I don’t blame kids for leaving after a year; that’s a systme problem.

    I think that the addition of Perk puts you guys in a position to make some serious noise in the playoffs! Way to give it to LeBron yesterday!

    Patrick, Buffalo

  • Steph

    I don’t think the Fab Five will ever be forgotten. I admired them from the time they stepped on the court at Michigan and enjoy who they are today.They were who they were and didn’t let all of the negativity, ignorance, and stupidity in this country change them or distract their game. I enjoyed the documentary and appreciate their honesty. I agree the Thunder seems like a family and hope you are rewarded with much success this season and in the future. I was sad to see Jeff Green leave, but the new addition of Perk seems to be going well

  • Irene Hutchison

    Kevin, this is not about the fab 5, I am trying to get sponsors for children in Ghana so they can go to school and have maybe 2 meals a day. If I could get members of the NBA to help it could be huge this is not a joke I am a grandmother to 6 (2 from Ghana) and am sponsoring a 10 year old boy. For $35.00 a month it will allow a child to go to school and have maybe 2 meals a day. I am also helping to put together survival kits that will be distributed to women and children that live on the streets it cost $13.00 for each bag. All the money goes for what is intended. If you are other players you can check me out and I will send information that will explain more
    Thanks in advance. You are one of my favorite players in the NBA will see you play in Denver before long,
    Irene Denver

  • Me

    Jimmy King! Plano, TX represent!

  • Vfreemanrn

    I do not know much about the fab five, but from reading KD comment I agree that sticking together with your brothers through thick and thin is always a win win situation. KD I love you, keep the Lord first and your family will always be with you.


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