Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford had a very special guest for his Seattle Summer Pro-Am League game on Sunday: former Seattle SuperSonics and current Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant. Needless to say, both Crawford and the fans were excited and emotional to see the return of the last NBA star the city had to offer. Durant was also ecstatic for the opportunity to perform in front of the city that embraced him in his first season in the league,
Professional basketball may not be coming back to Seattle this year, but that doesn’t mean Kevin Durant can’t still pay his former city tribute. Durant participated in Jamal Crawford’s Summer Pro-Am in Seattle this weekend, and while his presence was bittersweet, he was given a warm welcome.
At around 7 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday night, I became whole again. The author (right) with Kings play-by-play man Grant Napear in Philadelphia. He thought it was the last time he would be able to see his team in person. I found out that the Sacramento Kings, my favorite NBA team is, this time, for sure, going to exist next season. I found out that the squad I’ve been rooting for since I was 12 years old is staying
The Board of Governors (BOG) meeting in Dallas on Wednesday brings together two potential ownership groups representing two different cities. Both groups have the same goal: the acquisition of the Sacramento Kings NBA basketball franchise from current owners Joe and Gavin Maloof. Wednesday’s meeting of the BOG will conclude with the league’s 30 owners voting on the proposal to relocate the Kings from Sacramento to Seattle. Both ownership groups will have an opportunity to address the Board with their proposals.
Even though a brand can be set does not mean that it cannot continue to grow. Phil Jackson and his marketing team are well aware of that, and are working to bring Jackson back into the forefront of the basketball world.
Phil Jackson has been considered for the in-season vacancies with both the Lakers and the Nets. Both teams opted for an alternative to the most successful coach in NBA history. There were reasons why Jackson did not return to coaching, including this possibility: Could it be that Jackson wants to change his game plan and build a championship team from scratch?
We welcome aboard the Kamenetzky brothers, Brian and Andy, who were must-reads at ESPN-Los Angeles but were let go at Christmas by the WorldWide Leader In Shedding Talent. Each week, the Cali Report on Sheridan Hoops will take a trip around the golden state, examining the fortunes of its four teams – CS.
Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star forward Kevin Durant has come a long way with his backpack strapped to his shoulders. He has been sporting a backpack since grade school. From his hometown in Washington D.C. to Austin, Texas, then on to Seattle, Washington and now Oklahoma City. It is not without meaning.