The Boston Celtics wants to chase on another dream and this to relive its glory days when Larry Bird and company would go on to win an NBA championship. This time they want to go big time as they want to land Kevin Durant when he opts for free agency this offseason.
During their match last Wednesday at the TD Arena, the crowd in attendance were heard chanting “Come to Boston,” with the hope of enticing the Oklahoma City Thunder star forward to consider them during free agency.
But CSN Philly reported that Durant throws a “cold water” over the idea of coming to play for the Celtics.
Durant and the rest of the Thunder were at the city of “Brotherly Love,” and during his shoot around, Durant stated that he loves playing in both Philadelphia and Boston but did not hint on whether he was considering the idea of really playing for either team.
“I love being in Philly, too. If you ask me about a city, I like being there. I’m not going to say anything bad about it. That’s how I am. I’m not going to watch what I say. Because I know how I’m saying it and my intentions in saying it. People are going to pick and choose what they want to write and I can’t control that. But I can control what I say. And I’m not going to hold my tongue or answer things differently or walk on egg shells because I don’t want stuff written about me. I’m just gonna be who I am. Of course people are going to say stuff. I like playing in Boston, like the city, it’s a cool city, and they ran with that one. But I know how it is. It’s all good,” Durant said.
CBS Sports stated that when the 27-year old Durant hits free agency that he would like to be treated and be courted like the treatment given to Lebron James back in 2010. Durant’s free agency has hit interest from around the league with teams such as the San Antonio Sours, Washington Wizards and the Los Angeles Lakers giving the idea much weight.
However, the fact still remains that the Thunder will try its very best to re-sign Durant and hopes to get a commitment from him to stick it out with the team together with Russell Westbrook and the crew. The last words will still come from Durant himself.
Photo Courtesy: Keith Allison/Flickr