A report came out earlier in the day affirming that Celtics GM Danny Ainge plans to make at run Durant in the offseason. And although Boston has never been a free agency hot spot due to the frigid weather, the Oklahoma City Thunder star had nothing but wonderful things to say about the city.
In fact, it got a little bit mushy.
— NBA On Def Pen (@NBAOnDefPen) March 16, 2016
As you can imagine, Celtics fans jumped on the opportunity to recruit Durant after hearing of his respect for the city of Boston and its fans.
Durant put on a show Wednesday in OKC’s 130-109 blowout over Boston, scoring 28 points with nine assists and seven rebounds. The game was already over by the third quarter, so fans at the TD Garden decided it would be a good time to show him some love.
— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) March 17, 2016
Durant has brushed aside any rumors of signing elsewhere this offseason, and even went after Stephen A. Smith for saying the Lakers are his top destination. But Boston is the first place he’s spoken highly of, which has basketball fans wondering, will Durant be wearing green next season?
After Wednesday, it certainly looks like the Celtics will be in the running.