NEXT No. 1: Kevin Durant
It's time for Durant's next act: that of becoming a superstar
This story appears in the Dec. 14 issue of ESPN The Magazine.
NEXT 2010 content: No. 1 Kevin Durant | No. 2 Chris Johnson | No. 3 John Wall | No. 4 Stephen Strasburg | No. 5 Melanie Oudin | No. 6-10 | No. 11-15 | No. 16-20
In just a few minutes, Kevin Durant will be running scared. For now, though, he is smiling wide from the top of the world. "Man, it's a beautiful day," he says, bending down to look out his living room window at the November ...
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Together they weigh 975 pounds and stand nearly 31 feet tall. They've claimed dozens of awards and banked millions of dollars (well, except for the college freshman). They've teed up highlights and appeared more than 150 million times on Google. And, crazy as it sounds, they're just getting started. That's why ESPN The Magazine has named the following five athletes NEXT finalists.