Kevin Durant says celebrity basketball game likely in OKC

BY DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, Modified: October 2, 2011 at 7:28 pm •  Published: October 2, 2011

Kevin Durant says a celebrity exhibition game is soon coming to Oklahoma City.

As first reported in The Oklahoman, Durant was planning to host one of the star-studded games that have been played throughout the country during the NBA lockout.

But the Thunder star on Saturday posted on his Twitter page that it could soon take place.

“Had a lot of fun with my NBA homes at @CP3's basketball game in Winston Salem State…be on the lookout for a game in OKC in mid October!” Durant wrote after participating in New Orleans point guard Chris Paul's event.

Durant told The Oklahoman that securing a venue was one of the biggest hurdles.

“It's more than just saying you want to do it,” Durant said. “Finding a place to play, because you know if we do it it's going to be packed. Everybody in Oklahoma City is going to want to see it. I want to try to do it and get not just our players from our team but guys all around the league to come play in it and make it a nice event…I want to do it just for the fans of Oklahoma City who haven't seen us play. If the lockout goes throughout the month of October, that's when I'll try to set that up.”

Trending Now


  1. 1
    Here Are The Most-Googled Brands In Each State
  2. 2
    Report: Minnesota Vikings do not foresee Adrian Peterson in their future
  3. 3
    'Maze Runner' finds way to box office victory
  4. 4
    The first games that show off iOS 8's graphics are available for download
  5. 5
    Morrison grabs second half winner to hand his side all three points
+ show more