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.’”