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Let that thought sink in a bit.
Kevin Durant grew up dreaming of becoming a Toronto Raptor.
Not a Laker, with their championship duo of Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal. Not a Bull, following in Michael Jordan's footsteps. Not a Knick, playing in the mecca of Madison Square Garden. Not even a Spur, although no kid wanted to play in that precise style unless they had a hobby for certified public accounting at a young age.
Would Durant have worn the green and gold of the Sonics growing up, thinking of joining Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp?
Oh, wait he actually did that for a year before the team moved to Oklahoma City. The hometown Bullets/Wizards were not even among Durant's favorites.
Durant explained on the Dan Patrick Show last Thursday why the Toronto Raptors and all their cartoonish purple and red goodness caught his eye:
They were a new team when I was growing up, so I wanted to be a part of that.
[Vince Carter's] enthu...
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