So all of a sudden Kevin Durant is a terrible basketball player because he couldn't bench press 185 pounds. Last time I checked Charles Oakley couldn't hit a 3-pointer, but that didn't seem to keep him from being an NBA star.
I remember a little over a year ago, scout flipping out that another kid from Texas, Vince Young, shouldn't be a high draft pick because his Wonderlic score equaled that of Corky from Life Goes On. Well, what happened in the end, Young turned out to be a stud with incredible football instincts and knowledge.
Now take a look at Durant. At any point during his domination of college basketball does it appear that this kid can't play in the NBA. Sure he is thin, sure he needs to put on muscle mass, but if for some reason, any NBA team other than Portland passes on this kid, they will be kicking themselves about as hard as us Pistons fans did for drafting Darko.
Not to mention I have heard all this Sports Radio guys like Colin Cowherd and Mike Greenberg claim they could easily bench 185 pounds. I highly doubt that.
Let's all remember that this kid is 18. He still has some growing to do and he is already a freak of a basketball player.
Granted Costanzo can do more bench reps than the guy, but I think Costanzo can also atest that his ability to do a bench press doesn't make him a good basketball player. I have seen him play. So, give Durant a break.