LeBron James just went home to Cleveland, at least for the next few years. Could Kevin Durant be the next to head home in the NBA? The Washington, D.C. area native has spent his entire career with the Seattle Supersonics/Oklahoma City Thunder franchise.
On Monday, ESPN NBA insider Stephen A. Smith was asked about the chances of Durant pulling a LeBron and heading home when he’s eligible in 2016.
According to Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post, this is how Smith responded to the question asked of him on the ESPN 980:
“I don’t think anybody, to be quite honest with you,” Smith said, via the Washington Post. “Obviously the New York Knicks would be in the mix and what have you. But there are folks that I’ve spoken to that are relatively close to Kevin Durant that tell me if he were to decide to leave Oklahoma City, it would be for the nation’s capital. That’s the kind of dude he is. That’s a place that he would consider.”
Of course, that would mean Durant having designs on leaving Oklahoma City, and that’s something he has never really given an indication that he would want to do.
If Durant were to leave the Thunder following the 2015-16 season he would be just 27 years old and in the prime of his career.
For a fan base like the Wizards, the prospects of adding an NBA MVP to the mix would be an exciting proposition.