Rookie Challenge: Durant's soar spot

Originally Published: February 14, 2009
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com

PHOENIX -- We normally don't pay much attention to the rookie-sophomore game, and with good reason. Normally it isn't competitive, and it's basically a glorified alley-oop contest, and we don't really learn much.

Tonight was the exception -- a deeply entertaining, glorious exception, one that was made possible by an unusually strong rookie class, a few weak selections for the sophs and an unusual number of teammates competing against one another.

And thanks to those conditions, we ...

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