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Kevin Durant has two choices…..Oklahoma City and………….

Oklahoma City or Golden State?  As I have written in the past, I believe Kevin Durant will continue for work for the Oklahoma City Thunder and will sign a maximum contract this summer.  The five year deal would give him less money than signing a one year contract with a player option in 2017-18.  With that wait, he could sign a maximum deal at that time for another five years in Oklahoma City with a lot more money, making upwards of $83 million extra for the superstar.  The options of staying in the south plains trump Durant moving his basketball game to the Bay area of California and joining the Warriors as they move to the new arena in San Francisco. Joining Draymond Green, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and the remaining Warriors after a shuffling of the deck and weeding of players there, Durant would be on the most devastating NBA team this side of the Mississippi River, which they are currently.  But with KD, the Warriors would be better than the past two Golden State teams, and make them the overwhelming favorite to run the table in the Association for many years.




Durant has a choice, Oklahoma City or Golden State. Either way, he will be playing for a title for many years.  I think he will be true to his friends and teammates in OKC.  But let us be realistic.  Golden State and that set-up would give Durant a better chance at multiple titles than on Reno Street.  Loyalty wins out?  We will know in a few short weeks.


Feature Photo:  Chris Roling / The Sports Daily / Yardbarker

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About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 65 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former season tickect holder for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City University Chiefs/Stars, he is an expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A high school athlete at Classen High School in basketball and tennis, he played amateur tennis after high school in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he taught in the public schools for 6 years before becoming a building administrator in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years, 28 as the Principal of various schools in the district. He has guided various high school and college athletes in his time as an educator and coach. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

2 Responses to “Kevin Durant has two choices…..Oklahoma City and………….”

  1. Ms.Ballaholic
    June 21, 2016 at 1:37 am

    If he were to come to Golden State, we would be champions for the next century. I can see that because I think they are doing to rebuild the West seeing add though Kobe is gone. He would be a nice face for the NBA.

  2. Barbara Cherry
    June 21, 2016 at 2:50 am

    KD aint goin nowhere….He owes Thunder a NBA Championship! He will steal from LJ next season! Common sense over Uncommon Dollar ! ThunderUp!

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