Social media reacts to Kevin Durant's return to Oklahoma City
- Author: Julie Sanders Feb 12, 2017,
Feb 12, 2017, 9:37
On his return to Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant saw the Golden State Warriors to a win over the Thunder.
Irving added 27 points of his own and Love scored 16 for Cleveland, who led by as many as 22 points in the third quarter.
Which might explain why the 2014 MVP and his business manager chose to load up on safety precautions for his first game as a visitor at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Saturday night.
Warriors' star, Kevin Durant, has reportedly hired extra security for Saturday night's highly-anticipated game against his former team, the Oklahoma City Thunder.
"I'm trying to take great shots", Thompson said.
Westbrook said too much attention has been paid to his relationship with Durant. "It's up to them what they want to do", Westbrook told reporters regarding the fans.
Dave Osborn said it would have run Durant up to $35,000, but he simply elected not to out of respect for his regular patrons, some of whom are Oklahoma City players. "I remember coaching LeBron during a dead ball [very close to each other] and a battery flew between us", Fizdale said.
Russell Westbrook did it all for the Thunder with 47 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. "Westbrook and Durant adopted the term in jest". "Thunder players come in, fans come in, so I just said, 'I can't do that to them.' It wouldn't be fair". Golden State hadn't ballooned its lead into the 20s. "I'm COMING", insisted Westbrook. During what is expected to be an emotionally charged, contentious scene at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Kleiman - who orchestrated Durant's free-agent meetings in the Hamptons in NY last offseason - will sit next to Durant's mother, Wanda, sources said. "They were loud - as loud as I've ever heard them".
"I know what's important to Thunder fans, and their team is way more important that just one player", Durant said. Later, Andre Roberson fouled Durant on a layup attempt, leading to the two bumping heads and exchanging heated words. League sources tell ESPN that a heightened armed security team will be accompanying the Golden State Warriors for this road game.
It seems fairly clear that Durant and the Warriors are only taking precautions and do not think that they are likely to be the victims of a serious fan attack. This game will go down as just another win in their season, but Durant finally has this moment in his rear-view mirror to fully move on as he seeks his first career National Basketball Association championship.