Those are the things to worry about. Not first-love memories. Not tweets that say “Seattle will always have a place in my heart!! Love u all”
There's a certain OKC sensitivity about all things Seattle, when it comes to basketball. I've been told that Thunder chairman Clay Bennett gets riled when he sees Sonic gear at a Thunder game. My radio pal Jim Traber blew a gasket a few years ago when Nick Collison tweeted in midsummer about the difference between Seattle's mild temperatures and OKC's fiery furnace. But emotions settled; Traber and Collison even did a Kumbaya radio segment together this week.
Does Durant love Seattle? I don't know. Does Durant love Oklahoma City? I don't know. But so far, he's loved the basketball experience, which is more important than hills the greenest green.
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