Oklahoma Governor Offering Kevin Durant Seat On Cabinet To Stay In OKC

by abournenesn

Jun 12, 2016

NBA free agency doesn’t officially begin until July 1, but the frenzy over recruiting Kevin Durant is in full swing.

The Oklahoma City Thunder forward easily will be the most coveted free agent of the summer, and people are offering Durant everything from crab legs to free rides to try to get him to play basketball in their cities.

Yet Durant’s current home state just raised the bar and then some, as Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin offered the perennial All-Star an actual seat on her Cabinet if he decides to re-sign with OKC.

“If Kevin Durant thinks about leaving, which I hope he doesn’t — Oklahoma loves Kevin Durant and Kevin Durant loves Oklahoma,” Fallin said Saturday during a convention in Oklahoma City, via the Tulsa World. “But if he’ll stay, I’ll make him a Cabinet person for health and fitness on my Cabinet.”

At this rate, Durant might as well run for mayor for the city of whatever team he decided to play for.

Of course, there’s little chance Durant is affected by any of these absurd offers and likely will make up his own mind about his potential suitors, which reportedly include the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics, among others.

But the Thunder do appear to be strong favorites to re-sign the 27-year-old forward, who brought OKC within one game of the NBA Finals this season. You might want to brush up on your political skills, Kevin.

Thumbnail photo via Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports Images

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