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Usain Bolt looks up to Kevin Durant (and not just physically)

Aug 18, 2010, 5:31 PM EDT

usain_bolt.jpgUsain Bolt is an athletic freak of nature. The fastest… er, second fastest man in the world. A guy too tall to be a sprinter who makes it look effortless as he blows past people.

And he thinks of Kevin Durant as a role model, he told the London Globe and Mail:

When I was younger (my role models) were Michael Johnson and Don Quarrie. Johnson was pretty much the best runner in the world, particularly at the 200m  - my favourite event  - and Quarrie was one of the best Jamaican sprinters in history, so I just wanted to be like them. I still have people I look up to even now. At the moment it’s Kevin Durant, the basketball player (he plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder). Kevin is a good leader; he’s very strong and very determined. Whatever he does, whether he’s tired or injured, he works through it, pushes on and challenges his team-mates to do their best.

Durant is currently bringing his leadership — not to mention some prodigious basketball skills — to Team USA. We’ll find out soon enough how far his leadership can take that squad.

Whatever happens, this is some big-time praise.

  1. carole - Aug 19, 2010 at 8:05 AM

    …the basketball player is Kevin Garnett

  2. Bfleet - Aug 19, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    Are you dumb? He’s talking about the reigning scoring champion Kevin Durant. Not the washed-up, whiny little bitch known as Kevin Garnett.

  3. aaldious - Aug 22, 2010 at 11:07 AM

    What do you mean by “The fastest… er, second fastest man in the world”? The last i heard no human has ever gone below Usain’s 9.58

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