Kevin Durant to Play in Seattle Charity Exhibition Game

by November 24, 2011

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.”