Kevin Durant made quite the impression on Boston Celtics fans last night as he led the Oklahoma City Thunder to an impressive victory.
Finishing Wednesday night's game with 28 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in just under 30 minutes on the court, KD put together yet another impressive performance as the Thunder build for the playoffs.
So enamoured were fans inside TD Garden with the 2014 NBA MVP's play that they couldn't resist making a plea to Durant to join the Celtics this summer.
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As reported by Yahoo Sports, just as KD lined up for a couple of free throws in the third quarter, a large section of the Celtics crowd began chanting 'Come to Boston.'
Durant, of course, looks set to be the leading man in this year's free agency class and he is sure to be on every franchise's wish list should he opt to test the market.
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You can see the Celtics fans' less than subtle attempts to woo the Thunder star via this link. As you might imagine, the 27-year-old remained calm and professional throughout as he sank both free throw attempts. He said after the game he didn't hear the unusual chant.
Considering fans of his home-state Washington Wizards tried a similar tactic back in 2015, maybe Durant has just got used to the odd spectacle of home fans cheering for him, rather than against.
The former MVP is, quite sensibly, refusing to comment on his future despite the inevitable speculation that surrounds him right now.
With the Thunder focussed on finishing the regular season strong ahead of what they hope will be a deep postseason run, he and his teammates have more pressing matters at hand.
Durant did, though, offer some rather complimentary comments about the city of Boston as a whole during the Thunder's trip to Beantown:
"I like the city a lot," Durant told Jay King of MassLive.com, via Yahoo, prior to Wednesday's game.
"It's cold but they love sports here. It's a family atmosphere I feel when I walk around the city. So yeah, I like it a lot."
Despite playing this season somewhat in the shadow of the NBA's current leading light, Steph Curry, Durant remains one of the elite players in the game.
Having bounced back from injury issues that affected his 2014-15 campaign, the former MVP is averaging 28 points and 4.9 assists per game so far this campaign whilst putting up career high numbers in rebounds (8.2 per game).
Moreover, in scoring 28 points against Boston, KD has now scored over 20 points in all but one of the 61 games he has played this season.
His seat at the very top table of the NBA remains assured, hence Boston fans' unorthodox attempts to get him in the famous green jersey down the line.