Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Boling on Durant

The other local columnist at Sunday's Kevin Durant press conference, Dave Boling of The News Tribune, weighs in with his take:
I’d argue that there’s a lot more you can learn from a 15-minute press
conference than you might think.

Just having Durant walk past you is instructive. His shoulder was about
at the level of the top of my head, but I swear the tips of his fingers were
closer to the floor than mine. He is the “longest” 6-foot-9 guy I’ve ever

Boling says he got some ribbing about asking Durant to spread out his arms to show off his wingspan, but he - and I - am glad he did. It produced a compelling visual and ended up as the lede for Frank Hughes' story on Monday.