The Thunder would very much like to avoid a LeBron situation with their own superstar. Kevin Durant's Twitter says that they've reached a deal.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant says he's reached a deal on a five-year contract extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
On his Twitter page Wednesday, Durant said that "God Is Great, me and my family came a long way."
Durant's going to be a major winner someday and this is a nice morale booster for the OKC fanbase. If they're bringing back the same team as last year, I don't doubt they can get farther in the playoffs and maybe even knock off the Lakers this time.
MD: You have to win, no matter what. SC: Why didn't you try that this year?
What a huge signing and a load off a young teams mind ... and what a stomach punch to Sonics fans. I grew up one, and I've never had such a weird feeling about such a great player and a fun team to watch, while despising the fact that they are playing in the wrong city.
But the tournament does not take the 65 top teams. It takes the 31 automatic conference qualifiers and the 34 best teams after those 31 are selected. Regardless, BC, Tennessee, or Seton Hall deserved looks over Alabama.