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Kevin Durant’s message to his Team USA teammates: ‘Be special’

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A 12-day training camp is underway for Team USA ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. Only two days into Team USA’s camp, Kevin Durant had something inspiring to tell the squad.

All-Star Bradley Beal revealed to reporters that Durant wants everyone to be special:

“He said something very unique today. He said ‘be special. That’s why we’re here.’ And that stuck on to me. So hopefully, we can keep that mentality and understand that we’re here for a reason.”

Beal, who is a guard for the Washington Wizards, just finished playing his best NBA season. He averaged a career-high of 31.3 PPG along with 4.7 RPG and 4.4 APG. For someone of his caliber talent-wise, hearing this is still motivational. Durant’s record playing for Team USA is 39-0 and he has two gold medals already. He knows what it will take to win gold this year. It’s no wonder this message stuck with the Wizards star.

The Nets forward’s leadership will be key for the squad moving forward. Expect more of these types of inspiring gestures from Durant as we rapidly approach the Tokyo Olympics.