thE ANti-LEbroN

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTSBRIEFING - — From wire re­ports

Like fel­low NBA su­per­star LeBron James the night be­fore,

Kevin Du­rant sat in front of dozens of kids on Fri­day as he talked about the fu­ture of his bas­ket­ball ca­reer.

The key dif­fer­ence: Ev­ery­one in at­ten­dance knew where Du­rant will be play­ing the next few years — the same fran­chise with which he started his pro ca­reer. That theme of loy­alty — of the Thun­der to Du­rant, of Du­rant to the fran­chise and the city that’s em­braced him — dom­i­nated the dis­cus­sion.

“To be here for five more years is a great feel­ing. Words can’t ex­plain how ex­cited I am,” Du­rant said.

Said Thun­der gen­eral man­ager Sam Presti: “At a time when peo­ple think ‘I,’ Kevin thinks ‘we.’”

Kevin du­rant

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.