Tuesday NBA Roundup: Thunder Win Big as Wizards Fail to Impress Kevin Durant

November 10th, 2015 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

Fans at the Verizon Center came prepared to do whatever it took to woo Kevin Durant (which ironically included booing him), but a 125-101 Oklahoma City Thunder win against a mostly inept, significantly undermanned Washington Wizards club probably didn't give KD much of an itch to leave behind what he has with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Durant will be an unrestricted free agent this summer—a fact you absolutely know if you're reading this, and his hometown D.C. fans have made little effort to conceal their hopes of luring him. Last January, the Verizon Center video board featured an image of Durant in a Wizards jersey.

In advance of this latest trip, Durant told reporters: 

It was cool to see all my family there, but if our team did that to somebody coming in our arena, I wouldn't like it. So, I didn't really like it. We played a really good team in the Wizards, a great team with great young talent and a good coach. I think that was disrespectful.

Wizards fans, realizing that giving KD what he wanted would require pretending not to like him, did what they felt was right—albeit hal ...

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