Oklahoman paper apologizes for Durant headline

The Oklahoman newspaper printed a sports page headline Thursday that read "Mr. Unreliable" over a photo of the Oklahoma City Thunder star. Durant's mother, Wanda Pratt, came to her son's defense on Twitter: "UNBELIEVABLE!! KEVIN is RELIABLE!!!"

In an online apology, Sports Editor Mike Sherman wrote that the headline was "overstated and unduly harsh." He clarified that it was focused on Durant's play against Memphis, rather than the NBA scoring champion's body of work.

Durant missed a potential game-winning shot in Game 5 against Memphis on Tuesday. He has averaged 28.0 points and 9.8 rebounds against the Grizzlies, but was shooting just 40 percent from the field and had as many turnovers (20) as assists heading into Game 6 on Thursday night.

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