John Wall has made subtle pitches to Kevin Durant about signing with the Washington Wizards.
Durant is from the Washington area.
“I’m very fortunate and blessed to come back here and play. Every part of D.C. is embedded into my heart,” Durant said. “It’s a great day for me to come back here. I get to see my family, my friends. I haven’t seen them in a long, long time. In this league, you miss all the big holidays and birthdays. It’s going to be good to see them.”
Fans of the Wizards have dreamed of Durant one day coming to Washington.
“I just told you I had to buy 100 tickets. I spent a lot of money on tickets. Imagine if I played here,” Durant said with a laugh. “I don’t even want to think about that. I haven’t given it any thought, playing up here. I love Oklahoma City. I love coming here and visiting.”