Here it is. The new season. The biggest EVER, if you’re one to fall into that sort of thing. How many wins? How many losses? How’s it end? And how does that other thing in July play out and what influence does this season have on that thing?
1) Would you rather have the Thunder… a) win the title this season and Kevin Durant leaves or b) the Thunder not win a title this season and Kevin Durant stays?
Royce Young: It seems obvious to say Durant stays, but here’s why: You can have a championship now, or you could have possibly up to a decade more of tries at five or six of them. Yes, the guaranteed thing is tempting, and what’s the point of close calls. But let me ask you: Do you really think that euphoria of a championship will sustain you five years from now? Maybe? Do Tampa Bay Bucs fans bask in the glory of their one Super Bowl, or are they sick and tired of not being good right now? Honestly, I’d go a step further: I’ll take a guarantee of no championships to have Kevin Durant in Oklahoma City for his entire career. Fifteen years of that is worth more to me than one summer of partying and a banner hanging. Keep Reading…