Durant: Being cheered by Oracle Arena crowd ‘felt a little weird’

Kevin Durant got a taste of his new home playing for Team USA on Wednesday night, and he admitted that it was all a bit strange. Team USA beat China 107-57 in an exhibition game at Oracle Arena, with Durant scoring 13 points in his new stomping grounds. The crowd gave him a standing ovation when he was introduced, and was greeted by cheers even when he emerged for warmups. “It...
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Did Kevin Durant Tell Russell Westbrook He Was Coming Back To The Thunder?

Twitter/@Donni101 This week, ESPN’s Royce Young reported that Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was “both angry and hurt not only by [Kevin] Durant’s decision to leave [Oklahoma City ] but also because Durant didn’t even call to tell him personally” that he was signing elsewhere.  Young also said that Westbrook and forward Nick Collison, Durant’s two longest...
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Report: Kevin Durant told Russell Westbrook he’d be back

Before signing with the Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant was thought to be staying with the Oklahoma City Thunder for at least one more season. Apparently, not only was that the general sentiment, but it was also something he told former teammate Russell Westbrook. ESPN’s Royce Young conveyed this information on ESPN Radio. “Three weeks ago, Kevin Durant’s sitting there...
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Durant told Westbrook he was returning to Thunder?

Russell Westbrook is said to be angry over Kevin Durant leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder, and that could have something to do with Durant lying to his face about it. During an episode of ESPN’s TrueHoop Podcast this week, Thunder reporter Royce Young said Durant told Westbrook he was staying in Oklahoma City — after the season ended, no less. “Three weeks ago, Kevin Durant’s...
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Report: Paul Pierce to return to Clippers

Paul Pierce has been contemplating retirement from the NBA, but it sounds like he may be putting that off for another season. According to the LA Times' Brad Turner, Pierce is planning to return to the Clippers next season. Paul Pierce is planning on returning to the Clippers for the 2016-17 season, his 19th in the NBA, per source. — Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) July 27, 2016...
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Kevin Durant’s ‘Kd’s’ restaurant in Oklahoma City closes

The new villain aura surrounding Kevin Durant got another boost this week. Durant’s Oklahoma City restaurant, aptly named Kd’s, shuttered its doors in the wake of Durant choosing to sign with the Golden State Warriors in free agency. Brianna Bailey of the Oklahoman obtained a quote on the matter and revealed ownership had always planned for such an occurrence: “It has been...
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Durant shopped for OKC home week before joining Warriors?

Kevin Durant really must have had a last-minute change of heart. Durant admitted after signing with the Golden State Warriors earlier this month that it was a very difficult decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder. According to ESPN’s Royce Young, Durant even considered buying property in the OKC area just a week before joining Golden State. “(Durant) assured people he...
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Kevin Durant’s OKC restaurant will be closed, rebranded

When Kevin Durant announced he was leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder for the team he nearly beat in the playoffs, the Golden State Warriors, Thunder fans found unique ways to get back at him. Some of Durant’s once-faithful fans in OKC took to Yelp! to slam Durant’s restaurant and the results were hilarious. Well, Durant noticed and now he’s making changes. The Warriors...
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Kevin Durant Thunder jerseys going for less than 50 cents in OKC

It’s hard to imagine many in the Oklahoma City area want to buy a Kevin Durant jersey right now. Durant pulled the worst move since The Decision recently, abandoning the Thunder for the Golden State Warriors. As many know, this might not stand as such a huge ordeal had he not went and joined the team that bested the Thunder in the playoffs, not to mention posted the best regular...
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Kevin Durant jerseys selling for 48 cents at Oklahoma City store

If you needed any more evidence that the city of Oklahoma City and its fans are not terribly happy with Kevin Durant, you need not look any further. Oklahoma City store discounts Thunder Durant jerseys to 99% off — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 22, 2016 That’s right. The former MVP’s jersey is selling at 48 cents...
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