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September 14, 2010

Classy Durant ends 16-year long wait for U.S

BASKETBALL-WORLD/ISTANBUL, Sept 12 (Reuters) – World championship favourites the United States ended a long wait by beating Turkey 81-64 in the final Sunday to win their first title in 16 years thanks to inspirational forward Kevin Durant.

Still only 21 and coming off his third professional season, the Oklahoma Thunder prodigy won the tournament’s Most Valuable Player award with a series of majestic performances.

In regard to your story… Classy Durant ends 16-year long wait for U.S….

I had to go to AFP to learn that the story involved the sport of basketball.

Apparently Reuters does not think there is a world outside of basketball, not unlike Washington DC which does not think there is a world outside of perpetual war aided by its Reuters parrots.

Doug

Ignoring your parrot comment, you are right about the basketball.

Our story certainly should have mentioned the sport being played, and pretty near the top, for that matter: GBU Editor

Kevin Durant of U.S. shows a piece of the basket’s net after defeating Turkey in the FIBA Basketball World Championship final game in Istanbul, September 12, 2010. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

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