Should Kevin Durant stay in OKC?
Kevin Durant recently said that he believes he is the best player in the NBA. Many would probably say that title belongs to Lebron James but no one really seems to have a problem with him making that statement. After all we are talking about a guy that averages 25 pts, 6.6 reb and 4 ast per game, and he also plays alongside a scoring point guard in Russell Westbrook.
If someone were to ask me who the best player in the NBA is right now, I would have to say LBJ without a doubt, but I do ask myself what would happen if Durant decided to play in a larger market and not have to share the ball with a point guard that takes more shots than he does. It would be interesting to see Durant takes his talents somewhere else.
This is no knock on Oklahoma City, I’m sure it’s a really nice town and the word is that they have some of the best fans in the NBA. But I just think it would be good for the NBA and Kevin Durant’s brand if he were playing in a bigger market. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see the Lakers go back to their rightful place atop the Eastern Conference with Durant leading the charge? Oh yeah, Kobe is there and who knows when he’ll really retire.
What if he were to play in New York? Couldn’t you see Durant as a Knickerbocker? It would be awesome to see Spike Lee sitting courtside at MSG with a Durant jersey on. The Knicks belong at the top of the Eastern Conference, New York City is a basketball city and the fans deserve it. Oh yeah, I forgot, Carmelo Anthony is there and Phil Jackson is working on his master plan for the Knicks. We’ll just wait on that.
Maybe he can go back home to D.C. and play for the Wizards, ah ha, that’s it. Durant belongs in the Nation Capital. I’m not sure who’ll be traded if he were to go home, but surely the roster can’t hold Durant, Beal and Wall, someone has to go.
Washington D.C. is a major market and it’s would make for a great story to have one of the top 2 or 3 players in the league come home.
Should Durant go home?
Will it help his brand?
Will it help his case for the best player in the world?
I’m not sure but I’d love to hear what you think. Leave a comment and tell me what you think. Should he stay in OKC or should he take his talents elsewhere?