Why Thunder fans would welcome back Kevin Durant in a heartbeat

Why Thunder fans would welcome back Kevin Durant in a heartbeat

The Jenni & Berry Show: Kevin Durant, who returns Friday with the Suns, is an unrestricted free agent in 2026. Might the Thunder be a potential destination?

Jenni Carlson

By Jenni Carlson

| Mar 27, 2024, 12:00pm CDT

Jenni Carlson

By Jenni Carlson

Mar 27, 2024, 12:00pm CDT

Kevin Durant returns to Oklahoma City on Friday night with the Phoenix Suns. Eight years after he left the Thunder, how will KD be welcomed? It seems like the venom directed at him has subsided a bit, but there are sure to be boos. Will there ever be a day he’s cheered in OKC? What about if there’s a day he’s a member of the Thunder again? Such a thing isn’t out of the realm of possibility, and Berry and I talk about why. All that and lots more on The Jenni & Berry Show.

Episode highlights:

1:30: Kevin Durant was Public Enemy No. 1 after leaving the Thunder for the Warriors, but how does he rank now?

5:30: Why KD’s not to blame for leaving the Thunder with nothing in return for him.

7:30: Why the jersey KD is wearing now makes him less villainous.

8:30: How the Thunder’s ascent this season has changed feelings toward KD.

9:00: Does KD deserve any credit for this current Thunder team?

10:00: Is it time for the “Thank you, KD” video at Paycom Center?

11:30: How close are we to KD being introduced before a Thunder game and being cheered?

13:00: The likelihood of KD being a Thunder again.

16:00: Is LeBron James reason to hope KD could return to OKC?

16:45: Would KD fit with this current Thunder core?

18:45: How does KD feel about OKC now?

Producer: Jacquelyn Musgrove

Creative Director: Michael Lane

Social media: Bobby Howard

Director of Content: Mike Sherman

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Jenni Carlson is a columnist with the Sellout Crowd network. Follow her on Twitter at @JenniCarlson_OK. Email [email protected].

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