Kevin Durant – I want to be the best

Kevin Durant Caricature

“I’m always hungry. I want to be the best.” -Kevin Durant

It’s hard not to like Kevin Durant, and quotes like this are the reason why. He wants to be the best, and knows he has to stay hungry to be mentioned with the all-time greats when it’s all said and done. Durant is extremely humble, and I think that’s part of the reason he continues to get better. He knows there’s always some aspect of his game that could use improvement. One of the most frustrating things as a sports fan is seeing athletes with a ton of talent who don’t put in the work to live up their potential. Durant gets it.

Brandon Roy Caricature

Brandon Roy Wolves Caricature

Six years after being traded from Minnesota to Portland for Randy Foye on draft night, things have come full circle as Brandon Roy will be suiting up in a Wolves jersey next season. I think this is a fairly low risk, high reward signing. If he’s got anything left in the tank, he will really benefit from playing along side a point guard like Rubio and the best PF in the game in KLove. If not, he’s only under contract for 2 years.

Pau Gasol Digital Painting

Pau Gasol Caricature

Black and white digital painting of Pau Gasol. Back in the day, when Pau was playing for Memphis and KG was still in Minny, I was not a big fan of Gasol’s. No reason in particular other than he was a dominant power forward who always played Garnett tough. Basically the same reason I used to hate Duncan and Nowitzki as well. Since KG was traded to Boston, I’ve started to root for Pau more and more. He’s obviously a great player, but from what I’ve seen he’s a better person, very thoughtful and passionate about life. And today, he won the NBA’s J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award for his off the court service and dedication to his community. Well deserved.

Big Al Jefferson Caricature

Big Al Jefferson Caricature

Quick sketch of ‘Big Al’ Jefferson, aka ‘The Black Hole’, aka ‘If I don’t get the ball every time down the court I yell at all my teammates.’ He came to ‘Sota as the centerpiece of the Kevin Garnett trade and now plays for Utah. Needless to say I don’t miss having him on my team.

Ricky Rubio Caricature Sketch

Ricky Rubio Caricature

A quick Ricky Rubio sketch. The bad news – My Wolves’ losing streak is now at 16 games dating back to last season. The good news – they nearly beat the team most people are picking to represent the Western Conference in the Finals. Things are starting to look up for ‘Sota.

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