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Kevin Durant speaks out, about the NBA Elite 11 decision, over at Thunder Rumblings.

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"The cover athlete for the premier of NBA Elite 11 couldn’t contain his disappointment.

Kevin Durant spoke with noticeably more sullenness as he discussed postponed plans for the video game that features an action shot of him on the cover. His answers shrunk shorter. His tone grew more tense.

“They said it wasn’t as up to par as they wanted it to be,” Durant said. “That’s kind of unfortunate. It was kind of cool to see myself on a video game. I guess they’ll wait till it gets right. We’ll see.

And how did Durant learn the news of the delay?

“Twitter,” he said with a smile."

Thanks to Owen Good.

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# 1 bigsmallwood @ 09/30/10 12:42 PM
WOW. The Cover Athlete didn't even get a call....smh
 
# 2 yungflo @ 09/30/10 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by bigsmallwood
WOW. The Cover Athlete didn't even get a call....smh
Oh please, we all know he's just photoshot and paid. Its not as a big deal as you make it out to be. You act like he developed the game or had any involvement (with Operating/developing a mutl-billion dollar company LOL)

Edit: I'm sure he had nothing to do with the game at all, he was away at FIBA, his cover is an in game cover from a game he played earlier in the year, similar to kobe's nba2k10 cover.

anyways, KD should be glad. that's easy money for doing nothing.You don't want that released with you on the cover.

Plus, you don't have to worry about the live curse. Everyone since 07 had something happened to them, gilbert, tmac, parker(injuries) and dwight(don't worry, your turn is coming up next)

They should just resign durant to elite 12. I have a feeling it won't be too bad and the game should be polished by then.

IMO, they should sign durant for 3 years. Sorta had 2k did with iverson.
 
# 3 Blak_Baki_Hanma @ 09/30/10 12:50 PM
How do you think J Cole and 9th Wonder feel?
They composed the entire soundtrack.

I get tired of sayin it over and over...
 
# 4 Ermolli @ 09/30/10 12:50 PM
That's bad. EA head didn't let their devs and thei cover athlete the news before everybody else?!
 
# 5 Dollar Theater @ 09/30/10 01:02 PM
Feel bad for Durant. Seems like a good, hard-working guy, but he has no luck with video games. They put him on March Madness 08 and it was God awful. Now they put him on this and it doesn't even get released.
 
# 6 BlakeSabbath84 @ 09/30/10 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by yungflo
Oh please, we all know he's just photoshot and paid. Its not as a big deal as you make it out to be. You act like he developed the game or had any involvement (with Operating/developing a mutl-billion dollar company LOL)

Edit: I'm sure he had nothing to do with the game at all, he was away at FIBA, his cover is an in game cover from a game he played earlier in the year, similar to kobe's nba2k10 cover.

anyways, KD should be glad. that's easy money for doing nothing.You don't want that released with you on the cover.

Plus, you don't have to worry about the live curse. Everyone since 07 had something happened to them, gilbert, tmac, parker(injuries) and dwight(don't worry, your turn is coming up next)

They should just resign durant to elite 12. I have a feeling it won't be too bad and the game should be polished by then.

IMO, they should sign durant for 3 years. Sorta had 2k did with iverson.
You clearly have no idea at all then. Durant did have some say. There's videos out there of him playing the game with the devs.
 
# 7 yungflo @ 09/30/10 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by BlakeSabbath84
You clearly have no idea at all then. Durant did have some say. There's videos out there of him playing the game with the devs.
oh yeah..totally forgot about that promo shot.

I wonder if reanimator can confirm if durant had really any solid involvement? and if they did, shouldnt they have more vids of kd?
 
# 8 Gotmadskillzson @ 09/30/10 01:21 PM
Ummm yeah Durant was involved in the development of the game, quite a good amount actually before he had to go over seas. Just like Frank Shamrock and other MMA stars were heavily involved in the development process of EA MMA.

Far as EA not telling him, can't speak on that. They could have called his agent and his agent haven't gotten around to telling him yet. You never know. And being how instant everything is with Twitter, one can't knock EA for that.
 
# 9 yungflo @ 09/30/10 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Gotmadskillzson
Ummm yeah Durant was involved in the development of the game, quite a good amount actually before he had to go over seas. Just like Frank Shamrock and other MMA stars were heavily involved in the development process of EA MMA.

Far as EA not telling him, can't speak on that. They could have called his agent and his agent haven't gotten around to telling him yet. You never know. And being how instant everything is with Twitter, one can't knock EA for that.
judging from steves post, he didn't seem to mind. Its understanable, training camp is on.
 
# 10 Gotmadskillzson @ 09/30/10 01:35 PM
Well it is like.....really what can you do ? Kind of how is like you get extras put in movies and on people music tracks. But once they get done editing, your whole part might get cut out.

Just like J Cole, he did some songs with DJ Khaled, about 4 of them. However none of those songs made it on DJ Khaled's album last year.

So in a way, yeah he is disappointed, but in another way he still gets paid. And more then likely if they don't release Elite 11 at all and just go straight to Elite 12, I am sure EA will just make him the cover athelete of 12. It would be only fair after all.

And yeah I remember March Madness 08 when he was on the cover, that game was pretty bad.
 
# 11 JWiLL02 @ 09/30/10 01:59 PM
It's okay.

The game KD plays regularly is still slated for an Oct. 5th release.
 
# 12 Super Glock @ 09/30/10 02:11 PM
Give me a break, I don't think KD is going to lose any sleep over this. Not a big deal. They put his photo on the cover and paid him.
 
# 13 Playmakers @ 09/30/10 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by yungflo
judging from steves post, he didn't seem to mind. Its understanable, training camp is on.
I posted in the other thread about this.....i highly doubt he cares at all to be honest.

Why is this even a big deal?

I mean we are talking about a guy on the cover of a box.....
 
# 14 Boilerbuzz @ 09/30/10 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by bigsmallwood
WOW. The Cover Athlete didn't even get a call....smh
I certainly hope that it was a case of him not being reachable as these guys have a lot of "go betweens" that blur the lines of communication. I hope it wasn't because EA didn't have some level of professionalism, which I highly doubt. But you never know, right?
 
# 15 Boilerbuzz @ 09/30/10 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by JWiLL02
It's okay.

The game KD plays regularly is still slated for an Oct. 5th release.
Is this true or are you just taking a shot?
 
# 16 jeremym480 @ 09/30/10 03:51 PM
KD=

It will be ight KD. You'll be the best player in the NBA over the next 5-8 years so, you get plenty of other opportunities. Keep you're head up!
 
# 17 DGMikeBarker @ 09/30/10 05:09 PM
http://www.operationsports.com/newspost.php?id=438887

They used KD's sig moves and tendencies. But at the end he's blessed with a lot of talent and being very tall, he'll get over it.
 
# 18 WizardJay @ 09/30/10 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Boilerbuzz
Is this true or are you just taking a shot?
Its True....
 
# 19 JWiLL02 @ 09/30/10 08:01 PM
Not sure what's going to happen now with Elite being delayed, but I was hoping for KD to be on the cover of 2K12 for some vindication even before the announcement...

Would make sense with him being MVP and all.
 
# 20 yungflo @ 09/30/10 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Ermolli
That's bad. EA head didn't let their devs and thei cover athlete the news before everybody else?!
and people thought that what lebron was shady
 

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