Kevin Durant says celebrity basketball game likely in OKC

BY DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, dmayberry@opubco.com Modified: October 2, 2011 at 7:28 pm •  Published: October 2, 2011
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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.”



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