Monday, January 07, 2008

Durant Outs His Inner WNBA Fan

I remember a stink that arose back before the NBA draft last summer when an online user posed as Kevin Durant and said that he was going to buy the WNBA after he got drafted so that he could shut it down. Before it was exposed as a "fake" a number of people (journalists included) took it to be actually Kevin Durant's words. He never made a formal statement, but he did attend a Storm game this summer while he was in town (he stayed for the whole game which is often a rarity with the NBA guys, Ray Allen and Johan Petro being the others who actually appeared to enjoy the games) and hung out with Sue Bird for a joint interview with an airline magazine. Kevin Pelton points out this week in an interview about playing his first game at the Verizon Center this week, for his professional debut in his home town he talks about going to Bullets, Wizards and Mystics games while growing up. Even before he was tied to a WNBA team he was going to games just to watch, a true fan of the game of basketball. (The Stormtracker blog's text doesn't show up unless I highlight it, but it is there!) I hope this puts to bed any doubts people had about Durant and the WNBA.

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