During his lone trip to Beantown this season, Kevin Durant was asked Wednesday for his thoughts on the city of Boston, and the soon-to-be free agent superstar gave it his full endorsement.
KD says that despite the cold, there’s a “family atmosphere” among the city’s die-hard sports nuts.
Kevin Durant on Boston. "It's cold but they love sports here. It's a family atmosphere I feel when I walk around the city." #FreeAgency
— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) March 16, 2016
Try to contain yourselves, Celtics fans.
“I like the city a lot,” Durant said after a shootaround at the TD Garden. “It’s cold but they love sports here. It’s a family atmosphere I feel when I walk around the city. So yeah, I like it a lot.”
Anyway, Boston will have enough cap space this summer to chase Durant and another top free agent. Before that time comes, the Celtics will try to slow down the stud scorer in actual basketball action. Because of Jae Crowder’s absence, that task appears even more daunting. Durant’s likely primary defender Wednesday night, Marcus Smart, will surrender about six inches in the matchup but isn’t known for backing down.
A series of injuries and bad timing has forced Durant out of every game against the Celtics since Jan. 5, 2014, back when Brad Stevens’ club still started Jordan Crawford. […] “It’s been a while,” Durant said while sitting a few feet away from the parquet floor. “I haven’t played here in a while.” With a smile, Durant continued, “Before this game I was hoping that everything goes well our last game so I could finally play here. It’s been three years since I played (in Boston), so, yeah, looking forward to it. They’re some of the best fans in the world and definitely support their team.”