It may be a small consolation to Seattle Sonics fans, but former Seattle and current Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant misses the Seattle and thinks it's unfortunate that the Sonics relocated. At the same time, he says it's time for fans to move on.
Oklahoma City writer Darnell Mayberry posted Durant's comments in a series of tweets this afternoon.
Don't get all worked up, Thunder heads. A reporter from Seattle was at practice the past two days & Durant 2day said, "I miss Seattle a lot"
Mayberry elaborated on the comments in subsequent tweets. Durant's remarks were a response to a Seattle reporter's question about Seattle fans not paying attention to the Thunder (source here, here and here)
"I miss Seattle a lot. It was my first city that I lived in on my own. It was a great city to play for. It was unfortunate for the fans what happened, but it's time to move on. I'm sure they've moved on. But in the back of my mind, I still have a thing for Seattle and always am going to remember what they've done for me."
I don't think Seattle fans will forget the Sonics being ripped from them anytime soon, Kevin.