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Back in November, Kevin Durant was asked if he has given any thought to what winning a third straight championship would mean to his legacy and/or the Golden State franchise.
"I know for a fact that we'll all get our jerseys retired, we'll probably all get statues here in front of the Chase Center," Durant told Chris Haynes of Yahoo. "We'll be Bay Area legends forever. People will recognize this team and this run forever in this area."
So what would the future Kevin Durant statue be doing? What would it look like?
"First, I think a lot of people took that out of context," the two-time Finals MVP told Warriors TV broadcaster Bob Fitzgerald on KNBR 680. "I was mainly just praising the Bay Area and how deep the sports are in the Bay Area. When I walk around, you still see the effects of the 49ers and what they brought back in the Joe Montana days -- and also when they went to the Super Bowl with Kaepernick.
"So to win back-to-back to championships -- I'm just thinking to myself like, 'Man. In 10 to 20 years, I wonder how they're gonna be talking about our run and what we did.' I wonder once all the dust settles, and once all the noise settles -- I wonder what people will say about us in the Bay Area. Nowhere else -- just the Bay...
"I know the ownership will want to honor a lot of guys ... that will be amazing."
As for the statue itself:
"For me, it would be only fitting if I would be shooting a one-legged Dirk (Nowitzki) fadeaway as a statue," Durant answered. "That might be my silhouette now. (Michael) Jordan has his own silhouette. I might need a silhouette of that because that defines a lot of my game and a lot of shots I took throughout my career...
"I can remember so many times I made that shot. I know I took it from Dirk. But I kind of added my little flavor and sauce to it. So I pay homage along the way to Dirk, but I kind of feel like that's mine now."
When did Durant start to incorporate the "one-legged Dirk" in his game?
"Well, 2011, that lockout summer, I worked with this guy named Justin Zormelo," KD told The Athletic's Anthony Slater last January. "We used to watch film all the time and we had just played Dirk in the conference finals. The way he was scoring on us was just so easy. I was just like, 'I want to do that.'
"Every day, I shot 100 one-leg shots a day. Just trying to get that touch. Because that's a hard shot to shoot. In the mid-range, off one leg, the touch got to be perfect. I just worked on that touch as much as I can, had extra time with the lockout and by the time I came back, I just felt comfortable with it.
"It became my signature shot."
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller