In case you didn’t know, Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant and Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson were teammates at Oak Hill Academy and played on the same Washington D.C. AAU team.
So, it doesn’t surprise me that Durant thinks pretty highly of Lawson and recently told the Oklahoman that he believes that Ty should be an all-star this season:
“We been through a lot together, man,” Durant said. “Been up through everything together as friends.”
“He should be (an All-Star), in my opinion,” Durant said, later explaining: “He’s not one of those sexy names like Russell Westbrook or Stephen Curry. He just started to become one of those guys you depend on as a point guard. He was behind Chauncey (Billups) his first few years, and he’s eased his way into the starting lineup. Now he’s turned into a star. So, give it a few more games and you’ll start hearing Ty Lawson’s name all the time because he’s having a great season.”
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