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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 at 9:30 am  |  11 responses

Kevin Durant Wants to Sign an Extension This Summer

Durant tells the AP that he hopes to re-up in OKC very soon: “The cover of EA Sports’ new NBA video game features Kevin Durant on the cover in a white Oklahoma City Thunder jersey. Durant hopes he’ll soon be signed up to wear that jersey for a long time. The NBA’s scoring champion from last season will get the opportunity to negotiate an extension with the Thunder on July 1 and he’s looking forward to signing on the dotted line. ‘I hope it happens, man. I’m really emphasizing how much I really enjoy playing for the Oklahoma City team and playing for that city,’ Durant said in a phone interview Tuesday after the NBA ELITE 11 cover was unveiled. ‘Hopefully something gets done. I work hard and hopefully things start to pan out for me. We’ll see what happens on July 1.”‘

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  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ Moose

    Damn right he does! OKC on the rise!

  • http://air-tsinelas.blogspot.com Roy

    True that Moose! :D

  • http://thephotoriot.com davidR

    oh no, he’s on the cover of an EA game! watch out kev. seriously.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Don’t do it, wait man you don’t know what is going to open up in the future. His manager needs to be fired, not a good move. Don’t sign an extension based off of the success against the Lakers in the first round. Bad move Durant.

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    Durant and Westbrook need to play together for a long time.

  • Drew

    @davidR – You only need to worry about being on the cover of Madden games.

  • james

    i agree wit the seed. i wouldnt sign an extension until OKC made some moves to get better players on the team. i think that ppl are overrating the thunder because of their FIRST ROUND LOSS to the lakers.

  • http://theurbangriot.com The Nupe

    I’m glad to see an elite player clearly wanting to stay put and show some loyalty to his team and fans. If he does sign an extension I hope that OKC rewards him by going after the best talent possible to bring him a ring. He could go the LBJ/Wade/Bosh route and ‘hold his team hostage’ and threaten to leave unless the team makes certain deals up-front and/or cause a media circus. Durant is showing a lot of class, trust and loyalty. I hope it doesn’t work against him.

  • http://www.twitter.com/gerardhimself Gerard Himself

    I hope Jeff Green stays too.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    This is Durant’s second time on an EA game cover (March Madness ’08) so if there’s any cover curse it sure as hell didn’t affect him the first time around.

  • http://www.shawnkemp.com JACO

    @Enigmatic yep.

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