Thunder notebook: Kevin Durant featured in new commercial

By Darnell Mayberry, Staff Writer, dmayberry@opubco.com Published: October 10, 2010
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As part of a new sponsorship with the antiperspirant company Degree, Kevin Durant will appear in a new commercial endorsing the company's deodorant products.

Durant filmed the spot at Southern Nazarene University last month, and Degree could play off Durant's last name in the spot with a spelling gimmick such as "Deo-Durant."

"It was fun," Durant said of the filming the commercial. "The concepts they came up with, it'll be cool to see them on TV. They had me dunking. It was pretty cool."

The commercial is scheduled to begin running at the end of this month.

BROOKS PLEASED WITH DEFENSIVE DEVELOPMENT

Throughout training camp and the first two preseason games, Thunder coach Scott Brooks has frequently praised his team's defensive development. That stance continued after Friday's loss against Miami, specifically with the job Durant did on LeBron James.

"I thought Kevin did a good job," Brooks said. "He challenged himself to guard the best player and I like that. I think now we have a team that has the ability to do that at three or four different spots."

TULSA 66ERS COMPLETE OPEN TRYOUTS

The Thunder-owned Tulsa 66ers completed open tryouts Sunday, putting 24 players through a two-hour workout inside the Tulsa Convention Center.

The 66ers began with 44 hopefuls competing for invitations to the team's training camp in November. Last year's open tryout produced former Oral Roberts forward Marcus Lewis.

Tulsa opens its season Friday, Nov. 19 at Bakersfield.


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