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Drake says he is like Kevin Durant. World says, “seriously?”

Nov 17, 2011, 8:59 PM EDT

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Drake has become the Kobe Bryant of the rap world — it’s love or hate. He is wildly divisive. And also undeniable successful. His new album defines that — it’s selling like mad while half the world (including Ludacris) shreds it as… um… fertilizer.

But Drake doesn’t see himself as Kobe.

No, he told Rolling Stone he is more like Kevin Durant.

Without mentioning any names, Drake makes it clear that he isn’t worried about his detractors. “I would liken myself to [NBA star] Kevin Durant just based off the fact I think Kevin Durant is somebody who people want him so bad to fall or mess up, but he just consistently delivers,” Drake said. “Every night and all these games he’s playing now, even with the lockout, he just consistently delivers the same highlights, the same amount of points.”

Who is rooting against Kevin Durant? I mean, if your team is playing him you want him to lose, but who exactly hates the guy? He’s humble, works hard, has a sweet game, defers to teammates, led the USA to gold in the World Championships. Yea, lot to hate there. Who wants Durant to fail? The Thunder is everyone’s second favorite team. Drake is not everyone’s second favorite artist.

Drake doesn’t get it. Which is just another reason to hate the guy.

  1. eaglesandravens - Nov 17, 2011 at 9:10 PM

    Drake is more like LeBron than anyone else

  2. gridirongoon24 - Nov 17, 2011 at 9:11 PM

    Kurt, you’re not anyone’s favorite sports writer

  3. vstyle23 - Nov 17, 2011 at 9:23 PM

    Can’t we all just get along

  4. cordellgc - Nov 17, 2011 at 9:32 PM

    he is more like john wall, a hit with young people but not even top10 in the game

  5. DonRSD - Nov 17, 2011 at 10:29 PM

    I’m 31 and an a I’d hiphop fan.
    This guy is part of the new era pee wee rappers.
    It’s a shame what the game has come to.

  6. changsteinelgamal - Nov 17, 2011 at 10:33 PM


  7. redbear18 - Nov 17, 2011 at 10:38 PM

    Another reason to hate PFT writers is when they spell like junior high girls on Facebook. “Yea” is incorrect. “Yeah” is correct. If you’re going to use slang in a professional news item, at least spell it correctly, moron.

    • mytthor - Nov 18, 2011 at 12:09 PM

      This is PBT, not PFT.

      Incidentally, your sentence structure is incorrect. It should be either “Another time […] is when they spell […],” or, “Another reason […] is that they spell […].” You also could stand to take it out of the passive voice.

      Also, yeah isn’t slang. It’s informal, but slang denotes a word used for other than its original meaning.

      If you’re going to be a dick and correct grammar and spelling on the internet, go back to school.

  8. stayhigh_247 - Nov 18, 2011 at 12:00 AM

    KD better watch his booty, ya boy Drake is a lil suspect. Go watch that youtube of him saying how good lil wayne is, it’s real homo. And besides, who wants KD to fall? Everybody loves KD and what he brings to the league.

    decide for yourself

    • 00maltliquor - Nov 18, 2011 at 4:12 PM

      LMAO @ that video!

  9. eaglesandravens - Nov 18, 2011 at 2:12 AM

    Drake is illuminati

  10. r0llinginthedeep - Nov 18, 2011 at 2:38 AM

    I wouldn’t even liken him to Kobe… At least the people who hate Kobe can still admit he’s good.

  11. mjbulls45 - Nov 18, 2011 at 12:06 PM


    wow, lotta haters… ya’ll obv havent heard the new drake, it rocks , what music do u think ALL ur fav NBA players and hot college girls are bumping on the weekends?

    Durant reps hard for MD-& DMV woot woot!!!

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