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NBA: Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin offers Kevin Durant a cabinet position to stay with the Thunder

New York Knicks are not going to give up on the possibility of signing Kevin Durant this summer, rumors are swirling that the 27-year old Oklahoma City Thunder star is fond of Kristaps Porzingis and his friendship with Carmelo Anthony would be factors that will be in play on how the Knicks could possible snag him from free agency.

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin will offer Kevin Durant a cabinet position once he re-signs with the Oklahoma City Thunder in the upcoming free agency on July 1.

Kevin Durant, who will become an unrestricted free agent, will be expected to be targeted by most NBA teams who dream of becoming a title contender next season. In the middle of this, the Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin gave him an offer that may affect his decision in the upcoming free agency on July 1.

“If Kevin Durant thinks about leaving, which I hope he doesn’t — Oklahoma loves Kevin Durant, and Kevin Durant loves Oklahoma. But if he’ll stay, I’ll make him a Cabinet person for health and fitness on my Cabinet,” Fallin said, according to the Tulsa World.

“The Thunder did a great job promoting Oklahoma and getting through the playoffs and almost there,” Fallin said. “Very, very proud of the Thunder. It was such an exciting time, put Oklahoma on the map every night. It was so fun to see us on national and international TV.”

Kevin Durant managed to bring the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals where they were defeated by the Golden State Warriors in Game 7. It is undeniable that Kevin Durant is one of the major reason behind the Thunder’s recent achievements. However, with the powerhouse teams like the San Antonio Spurs and the Golden State Warriors joining in the pursuit for the NBA superstar, his decision of re-signing with the Thunder is still questionable.

Other teams like the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics are expected to throw tons of money in order to acquire Durant for their team. Fallin knew that her offer might not be as attractive as a couple of million dollars that several NBA teams will offer him. However, there are speculations that the 27-year-old forward will re-sign a two-year maximum contract with the Thunder, with a player option in the 2016-17 NBA season.

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