Kevin Durant feels best when not pressured to win
By admin - 2016-10-12 20:59:57

Kevin Durant claimed that he’s at his best when not worried about wins and losses.

After Team USA went down 10 points in the first quarter to a veteran Argentina team during the Olympic knockout round, there was immense pressure on the team to mount a comeback.

Durant scored 27 points as Team USA easily dismantled the Argentinians in the final Olympic game for basketball legend, Manu Ginobili.

The comeback victory garnered further criticism for Durant and his teammates, however.

The Team USA 2016 Rio Olympic Men’s Basketball team has come under great scrutiny after their last few games.

Coming into the tournament as great favorites, Team USA entered the knockout rounds having defeated Serbia and France, sans NBA champion, Tony Parker, by three points apiece.

Many analysts pointed to the team make up, the idea that the team is too stagnant and focused on individual talent, and the fact that the best players in the U.S.A decided not to play.

Team USA will now face Spain on Friday for a chance to compete in the Gold medal game.

After the win over Argentina, Durant spoke on how his mindset has changed over the last few close Team USA wins.

“I told myself before I left my room, I’m at my best if I don’t care if we win or lose,” explained Durant. “It might be different for other players. But for me, I’m more free and aggressive, and it’s way more fun for me if I don’t care about the outcome. I know if I go out there and be who I am, the outcome will dictate itself.”