Posted April 10th, 2007 by Matt
Filed under: Basketball, Draft

Kevin Durant

I kept hearing some serious rumors of this over the last two days, but I think I was hoping that if I ignored them they would just go away. Well, they haven’t. [tag]Kevin Durant[/tag] is indeed turning pro.

So congratulations to Kevin Durant. What he accomplished this year by sweeping every major award as a freshman is just amazing, and something we may never see again. As much as I would want Kevin Durant to return, how can you blame someone for not passing up all of that money?

Now we get to have fun seeing where he will end up in the NBA. The Celtics are already throwing games so that they can get Durant. Going to the Hawks or Grizzlies seems to be a career death sentence. Maybe Phoenix could jump up from the 4 spot (via Atlanta) to get him? Now that would be fun to watch.

There will be a press conference today at 4pm on campus in Austin announcing his decision. Feel free to send me pictures if anyone attends.


Would you go pro?

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  1. reply to  #1


    No big surprise. It’s the right decision for Kevin and his family. I can’t imagine even contemplating passing up $20 million just in Nike money.

    Hopefully he finishes out the semester to keep the basketball program out of trouble with the NCAA and grad rates.

    Good luck KD.

  2. reply to  #2


    He probally just needed the money to pay off student loans. haha, jk. But seriously, he was too good for the ncaa anyway. Barnes should consider drafting crappy players that will make awesome seniors, like Acie Law.

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