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Durant: I won't compromise myself

Updated: May 17, 2013, 1:48 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The day after his Oklahoma City Thunder were knocked out of the second round of the playoffs by the Memphis Grizzlies, Kevin Durant vowed to learn from this season, not lament it.

That view is very different from the one Kobe Bryant offered up when he was 32, when he said any season that didn't result in an NBA championship was "a wasted year of my life." Bryant spoke in 2011 after the Lakers were swept from the playoffs by the Mavericks.

"Nothing's ever a wasted ...

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