Oklahoma City Thunder players indifferent on fans reaction on Kevin Durant return
- Author: Leroy Wright Feb 11, 2017,
Feb 11, 2017, 20:36
Obviously, Kevin has done a lot for our team and Oklahoma City when he was here, but it's kinda up to them. I'll admit it was tough to see Kevin warm up at Oracle Arena last November when the Thunder matched up against the Warriors for the first time this season. Play-by-play commentator Mike Breen agreed, predicting a standing ovation. Keep reading to catch this epic National Basketball Association game online here!
Even with the move out to the Bay, Durant still has charitable interests in Oklahoma City, and Haynes said that Kleinman is going to work as an extension of the 28-year-old and touch base with all the organizations Durant supports. He led the team to its first playoff appearance in OKC just a year after finishing 23-59.
The Bucks say the recovery and rehabilitation period will take about a year.
McConnell's basket in the lane came after Ersan Ilyasova won a jump ball against Evan Fournier in the waning moments of a game that featured 10 lead changes and five ties before the Sixers completed their final rally. Durant helped build something special in one of the league's smallest markets. If you don't watch out for yourself, then no one is watching out for you. On this night they made shots and dominated Cleveland 51-35 on the boards.
Quick dustup Nerlens Noel got into a tussle with Magic forward Serge Ibaka with just under five minutes left in the game that led a lot of pushing, shoving and shouting, but no real damage to either team. Plenty of fans will boo.
Fred Katz is the Thunder beat writer for the Norman Transcript and CNHI Oklahoma as well as the host of the Locked on Thunder podcast.
"No matter what goes on [Saturday night in OKC] - cheers, boos - I know that stuff will be remembered, and it's something that I'm always going to remember".
But KD sat down with ESPN's Marc Stein this week, as he prepares to match up against Westbrook and the Thunder for the third time this season on Saturday, and he said that he thinks whatever beef exists between him and Westbrook is all manufactured by the media. But loyal fans expect loyalty in return. "My coach wants me to rest, I don't buck my coach". Right after moving to OKC, the team practiced in a converted fitness center located in the middle of nowhere. We all know the story of Durant abandoning OKC in their dire need of him so that he could chase a championship with Stephen Curry and Golden State. You can disagree with Durant for his decision, but demonizing him is useless.
Westbrook and Durant weren't exactly on the same page at all times when teammates and both men have been relatively silent since the break-up.
It was far from a typical, jovial Fourth of July in Oklahoma City.
With that being said, the most anticipated game of the season is finally upon us, and Thunder fans voices will be heard. Durant exhausted of it - as many reasonable players might in the same circumstance - but he consistently put up a strong public face.