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07:25 AM ET 10.25 | Is there another edition of The Decision on the horizon? Sounds like Kevin Durant was amused to hear ESPN's Jalen Rose predicting that Durant will leave Oklahoma City as a free agent in the summer of 2016 to join the Houston Rockets. Sounds like Durant is realistic, too. Impossible as it is to try to project where Durant's contentment, accomplishments, loyalty, wanderlust and free-agent options will intersect three summers from now, Durant surely gets it. Like it or not, Oklahoma City's season is going to be all about how Durant feels about where the Thunder are and where they're headed. ... Unless the three-time scoring champ and new agent Jay-Z decide to pursue an extension at some stage, that's the uncomfortable but unavoidable truth about Durant's situation as he enters his seventh season.

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October 25, 2013  07:42 AM ET

3 years away and we are already discussing?
Must be a slow day at SI

October 25, 2013  07:45 AM ET

I hope people treat Durant the same as they did the other guys when this drama begins. He won't be wrong for contemplating a change in scenery should that be the direction in which he goes, and neither were the other guys (LeBron, Melo, Dwight etc). But we see how they were characterized. Everyone loves to love KD, putting him up as soom sort of example. It'll be interesting to see if people give him a pass.

October 25, 2013  07:46 AM ET

*some

October 25, 2013  08:33 AM ET

Come To LA, Bro.

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October 25, 2013  08:40 AM ET

KD will do whatever is in his best interest when the time comes...no need to worry about it now.

October 25, 2013  08:44 AM ET
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KD will do whatever is in his best interest when the time comes...no need to worry about it now.

Yuup, but probably has something to do w/ his new agent also. Beyonc?? is from Houston so maybe they're already planting in his mind that he should go there...

October 25, 2013  08:51 AM ET
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Yuup, but probably has something to do w/ his new agent also. Beyonc?? is from Houston so maybe they're already planting in his mind that he should go there...

Maybe...my wife lives there, so if he goes to Houston I can be a Rocket's fan...lol

October 25, 2013  09:02 AM ET
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I hope people treat Durant the same as they did the other guys when this drama begins. He won't be wrong for contemplating a change in scenery should that be the direction in which he goes, and neither were the other guys (LeBron, Melo, Dwight etc). But we see how they were characterized. Everyone loves to love KD, putting him up as soom sort of example. It'll be interesting to see if people give him a pass.

For the last time... it wasn't that he chose to leave, it was HOW he chose to leave.

You will NEVER see Durant (or anybody ever again, just like nobody ever before) spend an hour of prime time television glorifying themself as being above the sport they play.

October 25, 2013  09:07 AM ET
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For the last time... it wasn't that he chose to leave, it was HOW he chose to leave. You will NEVER see Durant (or anybody ever again, just like nobody ever before) spend an hour of prime time television glorifying themself as being above the sport they play.

Who cares how he left........

I didn't watch it, you didn't have to either......he raised a million dollars for kids...

What, did he take a dump on your city.....too bad.....put on your big boy pants

October 25, 2013  09:17 AM ET

If I were KD, I would be amused to listen to the garbage Jalen Rose says too.

Amused that Jalen Rose gets paid...

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October 25, 2013  09:23 AM ET

Durant won't have the same hatred from fans because of the way he conducts himself and is loved by many. Lebron did it the wrong way w/ the decision. Lebron wanted the spotlight and wanted it to be a very big deal. I think Durante will do it quietly like when he signed his contract.

October 25, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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wait-are you really defending 'the decision'?

Who cares about it, I don't......never did and never will

So he left Cleveland and it took him an awkward hour to do it....like I said, I didn't watch it and no else "had to" either.....

October 25, 2013  09:26 AM ET
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Durant won't have the same hatred from fans because of the way he conducts himself and is loved by many. Lebron did it the wrong way w/ the decision. Lebron wanted the spotlight and wanted it to be a very big deal. I think Durante will do it quietly like when he signed his contract.

Name 1, one team's fanbase that doesn't want LBJ on their team........

Besides the decision, LBJ has never done anything on or off the court for people to hate, imo

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October 25, 2013  09:33 AM ET
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Most guys leave to join up with other talent. He already has a great sidekick in OKC.

Either way it's a long way off so it's not worth wondering about now.

When I heard this story on espen (eyes closed trying to take a nap) last night, my first thought was "are you SERIOUS???"



2016?


Just another reason why Jalen Rose should be fired immediately.

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