In the wake of the continuing National Basketball Association lockout, Oklahoma City Thunder superstar forward Kevin Durant revealed the players union had no intention of backing down from their quest for a better pay and more security in the new collective bargaining agreement. Durant said the NBA union is fully united in their agenda and will not be bullied by NBA owners who might forced them to sign a new CBA to end the lockout.
He said like the NBA fans the players wants to end lockout and start a new season of the premier professional basketball league in the planet. However, Durant said they will only sign the new CBA if the owners will give them better salary and more security in their contract. It can be recalled the NBA lockout started after the old CBA between the owners and players in the NBA have already expired. Many NBA fans around the world hoped that both owners and players will come to an agreement soon with regards to the CBA so that the forthcoming NBA season will not be suspended this year.
Durant was selected second overall draft pick by the Seattle SuperSonics in 2006. He went on to win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award after his debut season. In the 2009–10 season Durant led the NBA in scoring and became the youngest player ever to win the NBA scoring title. He would later be named to the 2010 All NBA First Team.