Monday, March 30th, 2009 at 11:30 am  |  24 responses

Kevin Durant and the Audacity of Hope

KD says he’s happy in OKC and excited about the future: “There were a lot of unknowns for Kevin Durant concerning what basketball and life would be like in Oklahoma. But in a short time, the budding superstar has come to a conclusion. ‘I love it,’ said Durant in a telephone interview. ‘The weather is unpredictable. You don’t know when it’s going to snow or rain. But the people here are nice. Nice people. I didn’t know anything about it other than playing here in college [at the University of Texas]. Flat land. ‘But after coming here and seeing the city, I love Oklahoma. The fans have been with me every night. What more can you ask for?’”

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  • http://www.chucknorrisfacts.com/ The Kandi Raver

    How humble

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Translation: “I expect max money when my contract is up. Thanks.”

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    You can ask for Shaq and an extention worth 100 mil

  • RuPaul

    Yea, Okies are my kinda peoples.

  • http://dillanleuyahoo.com Holy Baller

    He’s not even kidding about the unpredictable weather. Last week we hit 87 degrees, and four days after we got 2 feet of snow in the panhandle. Absolutely ridiculous.

  • http://dillanleuyahoo.com Holy Baller

    *four days later

  • a_whiteman

    How can u NOT like the guy, poor blazers.

  • The Starks Knight

    I’ll reserve my judgement on KD until a ‘baby mama drama’ report comes out.

  • L33tSauce

    KD is 20, like Bosh, he’ll have to wait till he’s been in the leauge awhile, Starks Knight. lol. But I like the kid’s attitude. Sure, he wants his money. But wouldn’t you if you had his abilities? OKC will be a contender in 2-3 years. KD, Green, Weaver(who has really been a defnsive stopper), and Westbrook? Throw in a few key bench players and even a respectible center, and you have a top 6 team in the west.

  • thesubwayconnection

    L33t has a point, they’re beginning to look a little like Portland a few years ago.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    ^but better

  • http://www.slamonline.com GotHandles?

    poor blazers indeed. KD is the truth. If they land Blake Griffin, watch out for that squad. Westbrook, Green, Durant, Griffin would be beastly. Then put some muscle on kristic and say playoffs.

  • The Starks Knight

    They do show quite a bit of promise. I think I react to any positive statement by a player in a cynical way, this is what happens when you’re a Raptors fan.

    Who thinks in order for OKC to improve KD will have to hoist up less shots?

  • http://dillanleuyahoo.com Holy Baller

    Starks Knight: Not me. He’s much more effient than he was last year, and his shots are falling at a very good percentage. He’s taking just the right amount of shots.

  • Bostwik

    I like the Thunder. If they land Griffin, that’ll be one beast lineup.

    PG Westbrook
    SG Green
    SF Durant
    PF Griffin
    C Krstic

    Thabo is pretty good off the bench. If they could get some decent backups, they’d be pretty good down the road.

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  • Teddy-the-Bear

    LMFAO @ The Starks Night.

  • http://www.nba.com/suns Dacre

    Durant 43
    Oden -10

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  • kwame

    in 5 years okc will be in contention for the playoffs. they almost have all the pieces…a better center and pf are in order…

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    If the Thunder don’t get to the Playoffs in five years, I guarantee Durant will not stick around that long.

  • http://www.basketballjerseyworld.com NBA-JERSEY-KING

    Durant = max contract

  • R

    kevin “the WIRE” durant will be the next mega superstar to grace the NBA!

  • http://slam rap munger

    i was reading the last issue of slam and read even Kevin Durant like the nickname baby ice but he’s not going to be young forever and he’s not the icemen.i have been calling him K.D buckets for years and wish everybody catches on it k.d bucket because all k.d does is drop bucket