When Kevin Durant jumped to the Golden State Warriors from the Oklahoma City Thunder this summer, he sent a bad message to young people.
Had he come to Boston, it would have been a tough trip to a title, but KD could have put real meaning behind his star-player status by carrying the young Celtics on his back to a championship.
Instead, KD is now seen as a ring-chasing slacker who took the easy way out by joining a team already stacked with talent.
As teens, we often want to take the shortcuts to success -- only to find out later that we would earned so much more knowledge and gratification by putting in the extra work.
The adults around us -- whether in our real lives or just in our hoop dreams -- are supposed to set an example for doing things right.
In this case, KD the superstar sharpshooter clearly missed the mark.