Thursday, November 24th, 2011 at 9:30 am  |  12 responses

Kevin Durant to Play in Seattle Charity Exhibition Game

The beloved Sonics may no longer play in Seattle, but Kevin Durant will get a chance to hoop in the city again thanks to a Jamal Crawford-organized charity exhibition game. From the Seattle Times: “Kevin Durant is returning to Seattle. The former Sonics star is one of several players highlighting an NBA charity game organized by Jamal Crawford that will be played Dec. 15 at Edmundson Pavilion. ‘Kevin and I played in three different all-star games together and after the first one, he was like ‘I want to come home, I want to come back to Seattle,’ Crawford said. ‘He wants to come a week earlier to work out with me and Brandon (Roy) and the guys. He’s excited about coming back. I don’t think he’s been back ever since they left. And honestly, he’s mentioned playing this game in Seattle about 4-5 times. So it was important that we get him.’ Proceeds from the Jamal Crawford H206 Classic benefit the A PLUS Youth Program and the Jamal Crawford Foundation. Former Sonics Nick Collison and Jeff Green are also scheduled to play along with ex-Washington stars Brandon Roy, Nate Robinson, Spencer Hawes and Isaiah Thomas, and local NBA products Jason Terry and Terrence Williams. Other players include: Baron Davis, LaMarcus Aldridge, John Wall, Rudy Gay, Brandon Jennings and DeMar DeRozan.”

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  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    I’ll be there in my green and gold Durant jersey. Really excited for this.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Seattle is too great of a city to not have the Sonics.. If Charlotte can lose the Hornets, and build the Bobcats in the matter of a couple seasons, there is still hope, right?

  • Mariano

    I love how KD and Rudy Gay play in every charity game

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  • BBaller

    Is expansion what the league needs or contraction. Yeah i’d love to see the return of the supersonics but another team would have to go. New Orleans maybe? Minnesota? No make it the Clippers, the owner sucks!!!

  • BBaller

    Can anyone tell me which team has gone the longest without making the playoffs, i cannot remember in the last 25 years the clippers making it.Who holds that record?

  • BBaller

    Which team holds the record for longest period of time without making the playoffs, it has to be the clippers right?

  • BBaller

    Damn first post didn’t register.

  • BBaller

    Seattle were a competitive side for years, why did they close down?

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    @bballar, clippers made a few years ago with elton brand

  • BBaller

    Thanks spit hot flyah, still raking my brains which team has been the least successful over say last 15 years.

  • Stu

    Can’t wait. Went to 5 Sonics games their last year and it was pretty obvious how special KD was gonna be. While this doesn’t take away anything from getting our team stolen I’m really excited to see Durant along with the former Sonics (Collison and Green) and all the other players featured. This should also create more momentum in terms of getting a team back here.