Kevin Durant said that it would be a "great story" if he owned an NBA team in Seattle after his playing days are over. 

Durant, who was drafted by the SuperSonics in 2007, has previously discussed his desire to see the NBA return to Seattle. He and business partner Rich Kleiman have met with current NBA owners and tech CEOs over the past two seasons to understand the inner workings of the league. 

"It's just the fact that I played there and I get so much love there," Durant said. "More than any city in the league probably. Look, it would be a great story. But it would be a lot of hard work, it won't be easy because it's Seattle...I know people want to tie me into Seattle a lot, and I love being part of that".

The NHL recently awarded Seattle an expansion team set to begin play in the 2021-22 season.