Oklahoma City Thunder Rumors
Steven Adams’ summer adventure continues. John Key, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, posted photos to his Facebook page of his visit with Adams and numerous Thunder players and staff. Adams, Nick Collison, Andre Roberson, Thunder general manager Sam Presti and others visited Key’s offices in Auckland, New Zealand, on Monday.
Russell Westbrook is the star of another Air Jordan commercial. This one has people wondering if Nike is taking a slight jab at Kevin Durant. The commercial starts with Westbrook dribbling down a blacktop basketball court. In the background is the sound of an airplane getting ready to take off. Westbrook prepares to jump from the free throw line, and the camera pans up to reveal he isn’t on a basketball court, but a runway. There’s no basketball goal in sight, just a seemingly endless runway with the No. 23 painted on it. Then comes the interesting part: A gravelly voice says “Some run. Some make runways.”
Did Durant deceive the Thunder in any way? Donovan, via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports: I think Kevin on the front end was very, very honest. When the season ended, he was going to go through this process, and he was going to take a meeting with us obviously first and then he was going to have some other teams he was going to meet with. And I think a little bit later on, after the season ended, they decided to do it out in the Hamptons. But I thought the meeting that we had went very well. I think we talked about basketball. We talked about our team. We talked about direction, talked about obviously his leadership, his role – all those kind of things. And I think, leaving the meeting, it was very, very, I thought, positive. I thought it was very, very clear. I think there was direction on both sides.
And the one thing I think with Kevin was that going through nine years with the organization, he was at a point in time where he was allowed obviously to be this free agent and go through this process and start to gather some information. We were the first meeting. So, obviously, I think, being in college for so long and you go through recruiting, you know that during that process things can change through some of these different meetings. And obviously, after meeting with Golden State, things probably in his mind probably changed.