Kevin Durant plays as LeBron James on NBA 2K15

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Kevin Durant is currently the Most Valuable Player of the NBA and has recently signed a mega-deal with Nike that has cemented him as the hottest basketball commodity in the world, backed up by the fact he is appearing on the front cover of the NBA 2k video game series.

We like to ponder how often athletes of the highest level in their profession play the video games that they feature in and specifically if they play as their own character in games like FIFA, Madden and NBA 2k.

Durant who is the current cover athlete of NBA 2k15 recently was a guest on 'The Tonight Show' with Jimmy Fallon to talk all things basketball including realising a childhood dream of spearheading the top basketball video game.

In the interview with Fallon, Durant confidently explains how he is very good at the game having played the series for 15 years, not just decent but very good as he has to reiterate to host Fallon.

The Oklahoma City superstar takes the competition very seriously as he admits he sets up a summer tournament for him and his friends to compete for bragging rights and like the rest of us, confesses that he can be sore loser by inevitably breaking a controller or two.

Fallon then asks the all important question that everyone is waiting for, whether Durant plays as himself on the video game.

Unlike many athletes however, the NBA's MVP prefers not to play as himself as he believes it is arrogant but then has to painfully admit that he plays as LeBron James, to whom many consider to be his biggest rival.

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