Before he was the "Durantula," Kevin Durant's father, Wayne Pratt, gave his son a different, perhaps even more fitting, nickname.
According to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated, the high school basketball coach took to calling the future NBA All-Star "Green Room" in reference to the draft-day waiting area for lottery picks.
True to his humble nature, Durant would shy from his father's incredibly accurate mid-game cheers.
Now, however, it seems the 2014 MVP has moved on from modest evaluations of his talents. Pratt approves.
Whether KD's purported self-advancement will become evident on the court is yet to be seen, but the move certainly marked improvement for an already ultra-talented franchise.
Perhaps Papa Pratt should start calling his son "Larry O'Brien" now.
[The Undefeated, h/t Complex]