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Before Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors, the Celtics nearly convinced him to come to Boston.
“Sources say that the Boston Celtics called Kevin Durant’s camp last night in an effort to make strong final impression before his decision,” Alex Kennedy of NBA Insiders tweeted Monday.
CSNNE’s A. Sherrod Blakely wrote Sunday that Durant was “seriously considering” the Celtics right now as opposed to down the road.”
Sources say that the Boston Celtics called Kevin Durant's camp last night in an effort to make strong final impression before his decision.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 4, 2016
Blakely also wrote: “The team’s presentation, as well as the inclusion of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady – one of Durant’s favorite players – made a very “favorable impression” on Durant to the point where, according to one source, it’s no longer that big a stretch for him to seriously think about Boston as his next basketball home.”
Although Durant ultimately chose the Warriors and made the team considerable title favorites, he could still opt out of the deal after one season. That would prompt another circus of hungry suitors.
The Celtics brought in four-time All-Star Al Horford as a nice consolation prize to the former MVP.