Could a “Slim Reaper” be next?
“To be honest, it's not really up to me,” Durant said. “If Nike wants to come out with something, then they're going to come out with it. They're going to ask me, but at the end of the day if they want to do it they're going to do it.”
Durant, however, acknowledged the potential demand for such a shoe.
“It's always opportunities for quick hits like that in the marketplace,” he said. “So you never know. But I never really thought about it.”
For now, Durant sounds appreciative of admirers tagging him with a nickname but maintains this one misses the mark in his book.
“That name is what it is,” Durant said. “It's cool to have a nickname somebody else gave to you. It's kind of weird if you make your own nickname up. But to have that out there, I guess, is cool … Everybody's been loving the name. I think I'm the only one that really doesn't like it too much.”
THORPE NIGHT AT THE ARENA
As part of his package for winning the Jim Thorpe Award, Michigan State defensive back Darqueze Dennard sat courtside at Monday's Thunder-Grizzlies game.
And he wasn't the only Thorpe Award winner in the arena.
Former OU and Dallas Cowboys defensive back Roy Williams, the 2001 winner, was also at the game. The two chatted and took a picture before the game.
STAT OF THE NIGHT
Through 50 games, the Thunder is 39-11, the franchise's best mark at this point of the season since moving to OKC.
The Thunder faces Minnesota at 7 p.m. Wednesday in The Peake. OKC is 1-1 against the Timberwolves this season.