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Published: Friday, Jan. 31 2014 12:05 p.m. MST

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Ashburn, VA

Good for him. But no one pays attention to these things unless they involve similar declarations of faith from Mormon athletes at BYU. Then cue the outrage..

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Perkunas, nobody cares if somebody makes a declaration of faith. But when an athlete declares that they were victorious because they are more righteous than the opponent, then there is outrage....and deservedly so.

Cedar Hills, UT

What?? How dare Kevin credit his Savior Jesus Christ for his success on national TV. I mean who does this guy think he is?? Doesn't Kevin understand that it is not PC for a super star athlete in the US to mention anything about his Christian faith. MSNBC will most likely edit and sensor these remarks and the NBA will most likely expect Kevin to offer an apology for his appalling mention of Christianity.

All sarcasm aside - I have new found respect for Kevin Durrant!! A breath of fresh air for a change.

The Scientist
Provo, UT

A laugh is probably the best way to respond to such claims about fictitious, magical, superstitious declarations.


The reporter laughed at a silly response? How is this news?

American Fork, UT

Their win was inevitable...god had a few bucks on the game.

Virginia Beach, VA

I have found the comments by The Scientist to be entertaining, insecure and fictitious in portraying the declaration of himself. Kevin Durrant is a standup guy!

LDS Scientist
Mesa, AZ

@The Scientist:

Why such animosity towards religion? If you don't believe in it, why spend so much time on a news site targeted to a primarily religious audience, and why spend so much time insulting and deriding people who believe in God? I

Saint George, UT

Nothing new here. Unfortunately most of the media dislike Christianity.

Durham, NC

You know…. the funny thing is this is nothing new. African American players have been giving credit where due for a long time. That is why the whole Tebow thing puzzled me. But that aside, good for Kevin for setting a superb example. Way to go!

Cougar in Texas
Houston, TX

Brave Sir Robin
"But when an athlete declares that they were victorious because they are more righteous than the opponent, then there is outrage....and deservedly so."

If you are talking about Austin Collie, he did no such thing.

It is funny, because just a few years earlier, Coach Whit and Quinton Ganther both blamed a Ute losing streak on the team's failure to "live right off of the field".

Hank Pym

to patriot

Please. You can't watch any sporting event w/o seeing an athlete thumping their chest an pointing to the sky. What happened to Matthew 6:6,7?

These are athletes not Rhodes Scholars. At least, Durant is not a glory hound like Tebow, Lebron James, or Deion Sanders.

Somewhere in Time, UT

Dear LDS Scientist:

Thank you for your remarks. I concur.

Midwest City, USA, OK

I still find reasons to be glad I was moved out to Oklahoma City!

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