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Analysis: Durant will need some help

Durant headed northwest (Kathy Willens, AP Staff)

Eight years ago, Kevin Durant shared a boy's dream with his mother, Wanda Pratt, whose days were filled with work at a Suitland, Md., post office. He told her he wanted to be a basketball player, and she was dutifully supportive and encouraging in her response, giving her son some simple yet useful advice: work hard.

Thursday night the proud mother watched in New York as her son was chosen in the NBA Draft, as expected, by the Seattle Supersonics with the number two selection. The one-year University of Texas basketball comet can now accurately say that at least part of his boyhood hoop dream has been fulfilled – he's officially a member of the exclusive basketball fraternity known as the League. The hard...

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