The Thunder held practice on the campus of Columbia University on Monday afternoon, bringing back memories for many players who are not far removed from their college days.
Several student-athletes got to meet and greet Thunder players, and the men's basketball team took the court shortly after the Thunder wrapped up its session.
“I look up to these guys, they're still in school,” said Durant as he stood on the baseline while the men's team took the court and began full-court sprints. “They're on pace to get a degree and I don't have one of those. It's good to see student-athletes come out here and work hard toward something they love. It makes you miss college a little bit. So it's cool to get in here.”
THUNDERSTRUCK ON DVD
Durant's feature-length movie, ‘Thunderstruck,' will be released Tuesday online and in stores across the country.
The movie, which was released in select theaters Aug. 24, features Durant playing himself and mysteriously switching talent levels with an uncoordinated high school kid.
The DVD release will include special features such as Durant and co-star Taylor Gray discussing the film, an interview with James Belushi and deleted scenes.
Nets starting center and leading scorer Brook Lopez is day-to-day with a sprained foot. … Before Monday's games, the Thunder led the league in points per game with a 105.1 average. The Nets ranked second in points allowed at 91.1 per game. …The Thunder has won six straight against the Nets. OKC's last loss to the Nets was Nov. 12, 2009. … Nets part owner Jay-Z turns 43 on Tuesday.
Thunder forward Nick Collison when asked how many dunks he had in Saturday's win at New Orleans — “I think I had 3 1/2. Yeah. One was, like, maybe a dunk. I hope I get credit for a dunk. The last time I had that many dunks in a game was probably the 1900s, when I was in high school.”