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Kevin Durant Wants to Stay in Oklahoma City Long Term

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant hasn’t been on the court as much as we would have liked him to be this season, but the action he will be missing gave him the chance to talk about his future with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Durant is set to become a un-restricted free agent in 2016, and it’s been rumored that Durant would leave Oklahoma City to head back to his hometown and join the Washington Wizards, and other places. Durant however, may have cooled off those rumors with his recent comments about his future with the Thunder.

“I love it here, man. I love my teammates, I love the city, I don’t really think about anywhere else,” Durant told Revolt TV in a recent interview. “I hear it all the time, don’t get me wrong, and once you hear it you’re kind of like (looks up, thinking to himself). But for me, I love staying in the moment, and I’m one of those guys that would love to stick it out with one team my whole career.

Durant compared his potential loyalty to the likes of Kobe Bryant with the Lakers, Tim Duncan with the Spurs, and Dirk Nowitzki with the Mavericks.

“Kobe [Bryant], Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki type. That’s awesome,” he said. “But you never know what the future holds sometimes and how teams may feel about you after a while, but I love it here and I would love to get my jersey retired here.”

“I love playing for Oklahoma City, man. There’s just a certain level of pride that I have when I play with that Oklahoma City on my chest,” he said then. “So that’s the only thing I’m focused on. Everybody knows that I represent where I come from that no matter where I play at, no matter what arena. But I’m just focused on playing with Oklahoma City. It feels like home now. That’s where I am.”

Durant only appeared in 25 games for the Thunder this season, averaging 25.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game in those 25 games.

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