It's hard to imagine an NBA star with a brighter future than Kevin Durant.

The former University of Texas standout is coming off a banner season after leading the league in scoring in each of his last two seasons and taking his team to the Western Conference Finals last year. He turns 23 in September.

And Oklahoma City's player representative has fired off the most bellicose comments from any of the NBA's most established stars about the NBA Player Association's determination to stick together during the lockout.

"We're going to stand up for what we have to do, no matter how long it's going to take," Durant told The Associated Press. "No matter how long the lockout's going to take, we're going to stand up. We're not going to give in."