by Scott Agness – Follow Scott
Being part of USA Basketball is a special thing. The quality of play is better than any other place during the summer, including the Summer League, the coaching is top-notch, and the relationships built with fellow NBAers can be a special thing.
Might something, perhaps a bromance, be budding between two of the top players in camp? It sure looks that way.
The face of the Pacers, Paul George, and Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant have been very friendly during the coverage, both on television and social media. Durant took it one step further late Wednesday sending out the following Instagram everywhere.
Shortly after, George reposted the image and wrote, “Learned a lot from him already lookin forward to this quest for the gold along side him.. Been pushing me all camp! #Progress”
There may be more to come of this relationship. The two are pretty much locks to start at the forward spots in next month’s FIBA World Cup. Through travel, playing games, and fighting adverse situations, players and teams bond.
George greatly respects LeBron James, who is five years older. Durant, meantime, the reigning NBA MVP, is just a year older and thus making it easier to relate.