Oklahoma City’s Durant passes on Slam Dunk Contest

By JEFF LATZKE, AP Sports Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant doesn’t think he’s enough of a high flyer to compete in the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest, so he turned down the chance.

Durant wrote Friday on his blog that he doesn’t consider himself a dunk contest dunker and that he doesn’t “even do any good dunks in games.” The Oklahoma City Thunder forward wrote that he’d rather let the Rudy Gays and Dwight Howards show off in the contest than take up one of the spots.

Durant also wrote that he’s honored to be asked to participate but he believes it’s more fun to watch.

Durant won the first H-O-R-S-E competition during All-Star weekend in February and said before Friday night’s game against Detroit that he hopes to defend that title in Dallas.