Following LeBron James decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is now hearing people talk about him returning to his hometown of Washington.
In an interview with Yahoo Sports, KD admitted to being pressed about the topic from all sides… but hasn’t really given it much thought yet.
“It’s being talked about,” Durant said this week. “Everybody is asking me about it every time I go on Instagram or Twitter. All my friends ask me about it. I’m not going to sit here and act like I’m naïve to the fact that people think about that stuff.
“I tell everybody, ‘Look, I’m here in Oklahoma City. I love it here. Who knows what will happen?’ I will never close the door on anything, but I like where I’m at right now.”
Durant was born in D.C. and was a star basketball player in high school in nearby Maryland and Virginia. He has routinely returned home in the summer to play in the Pro-Am Goodman League.
He has been with the Thunder for his entire career. Well, first the Seattle SuperSonics before they moved to Oklahoma City when they became the Thunder. However, in two years, the Wizards are expected to make a push to bring him home when he becomes a free agent.
“I’m going to do what is best for me,” Durant said. “It’s hard to talk about that right now. I have two years left with Oklahoma City. I’m just focusing on that. I’m not going to make a decision based on what somebody else does.”