Kevin Durant humble in the heartland

Updated: May 15, 2011, 12:16 AM ET
By Tom Friend | ESPN.com

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- The future face of the NBA will be, or had better be … the tall skinny guy walking the mall in flip-flops. He never brings along a posse or a security guard. He usually drives there in a conversion van. He wears gym shorts just in case someone wants to play 5-on-5. His basketball and his high-tops are in the car.

They don't grow superstars like this anymore. On the team bus, his phone will ring and he'll say, "Hi Mommy." His teammate, Royal Ivey, will ...

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