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Warriors’ Kevin Durant says he has mastered his craft as a basketball player

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The ever-growing journey of an NBA player is something that can take years to master and maybe even never truly finish before Father Time comes calling. For Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, that journey has lasted 11 years, and now he has a full grip on mastering his craft as an all-around talent.

“I’ve mastered who I am as a basketball player,” Kevin Durant told Michael Lee of The Athletic on Sunday night in the visitors’ locker room at Barclays Center. “Me figuring out who I want to be as a basketball player has made me at ease with everything. That’s always been my journey since a kid, is to be the best I can be and do everything on the court. And I wasn’t going to stop until I did it, where I feel at ease with everything.

“Now I feel I’m keeping everything sharp instead of trying to learn new shit. I’m still trying to figure new stuff out. But more so than anything, I’m just trying to stay sharp because that shows I’m kind of got a grip on how I want to play.”

Kevin Durant has reached the top of his profession, having been consistently on the shortlist for the title of the best NBA player since making his move to Golden State in 2016 and pairing winning with his unmatched offensive arsenal.

Now that Kevin Durant is at the top, his attention has shifted to remaining at the pinnacle of the sport and making his mark in the league as a dominant force to be reckoned with.

If his two Finals MVP trophies are any indication, another one at the end of the imminent postseason can perhaps solidify KD’s stature as the best active player in today’s NBA.