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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 11:11 p.m.

A Sonic’s homecoming: Fans pack KeyArena to see Kevin Durant play again

Kevin Durant got nostalgic when he came out for player introductions wearing green-and-gold sneakers and an old-school No. 40 Shawn Kemp jersey before addressing the soldout crowd that also wore …


As NBA training camps open, many stories worth noting

Training camps for most NBA teams open Tuesday, and with the season fast approaching, Jimmy Butler’s situation in Minnesota is among 10 items of note as the league heads into …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 6:29 p.m.

Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors to play NBA exhibition game in Seattle against Sacramento Kings

First reported in February by The Sacramento Bee and confirmed Thursday by the NBA’s release of its preseason schedule, the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors will play a preseason …


AP source: Kevin Durant will sign 2-year deal with Warriors

A person familiar with the situation says that Kevin Durant will sign a two-year contract to remain with the Golden State Warriors, with the caveat that the deal will have …


So many dominoes: LeBron James can dictate NBA free agency

The rumor mill is in overdrive, with nuggets such as these: LeBron James has looked at schools in Los Angeles, he’s not particularly fond of Houston and he’s hugging restaurant …


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 11:12 a.m.

From Lebron James to Kevin Durant, a look at some of the top NBA free agents

An NBA free-agent class with a little something for everyone hits the market on July 1. The group includes an array of superstars, big men, glue guys and sharp-shooters.


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

With 2 titles at Golden State, Finals MVP Kevin Durant gets the last word

Kevin Durant had a simple message for his critics: “Thanks.”


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 10:46 p.m.

Warriors sweep Cavaliers for second straight NBA title

Stephen Curry scored 37 points, Kevin Durant added 20 and a triple-double and the Golden State Warriors stamped themselves a dynasty after winning their second straight NBA title and third …


Jess Walter: Looking at the great ‘what if’ had the SuperSonics stayed in Seattle

It’s been 10 years since the Seattle SuperSonics left the Northwest to become the Oklahoma City (Stolen) Thunder. That’s 10 years of fans like me praying for a new NBA …


UPDATED: Sun., May 20, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Stephen Curry comes alive to score 35, Warriors rout Rockets by 41

Stephen Curry got his groove back to score 35 points with five 3-pointers, shooting over James Harden and driving past the Houston star as the Golden State Warriors made a …


Warriors down Pelicans for 3-1 lead in NBA playoff series

Kevin Durant had 38 points and nine rebounds and Golden State soundly defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 118-92 on Sunday to take a commanding 3-1 lead in their Western Conference …


NBA Capsules: Kevin Durant leads Warriors past Thunder 112-80

Kevin Durant scored 28 points for Golden State while avenging an embarrassing home loss to his former Oklahoma City team earlier this month and another on the road in November, …


NBA: Capsules: Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors over Nuggets 127-108

Kevin Durant scored 25 points, Stephen Curry had 22 and the Golden State Warriors rode a big third quarter to a 127-108 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 5:05 p.m.

Kevin Durant’s salary decision cuts to heart of win-vs.-pay matter

It would appear that Kevin Durant’s favorite July pastime is shocking the country. At least for the past year it has been. Uber-talented as he is, KD doesn’t need a …


NBA owners commit to $750M in first day of free agency

Stephen Curry and Blake Griffin are off the board, and Kevin Durant is known to be going back to Golden State – even though in his case, no deal is …


AP source: Kevin Durant declines to opt into contract

Kevin Durant declined to opt in for the second year of his contract with Golden State and will become an unrestricted free agent, an expected move for the NBA Finals …


UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Kevin Durant’s appearance at Hoopfest presented that one shining moment

Hoopfest pulled off its big surprise on Sunday when it welcomed Kevin Durant to Nike Center Court. It was the “special moment” Hoopfest executive director Matt Santangelo has always envisioned …


UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 10:48 p.m.

Hot Hoopfest wraps up with surprise visit from Kevin Durant

With suntans and a few sprained ankles, Hoopfest 2017 drifted to a close.


UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 10:54 p.m.

NBA champion Kevin Durant takes in the streets of Hoopfest

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant surprised thousands of Hoopfest players and fans on Sunday when he made an appearance at Nike Center Court. Durant made his way down Stevens …


Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant look to build a Warriors dynasty

Stephen Curry tucked a celebratory cigar into his right sock for safekeeping as he handled all of his post-championship obligations.


UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 6:59 p.m.

No questioning Kevin Durant’s decision now as Warriors near title

Kevin Durant joined the Warriors to have fun. Now he’s about to have the time of his basketball life. Durant is on the verge of winning his first championship and …


UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

Kevin Durant’s dagger 3 lifts Warriors over Cavs in Game 3

Kevin Durant dropped a 3-pointer with 45.3 seconds left as the Golden State Warriors rallied for 118-113 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The …


UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 9:49 p.m.

Golden State Warriors roll again, take 2-0 NBA Finals lead over Cleveland Cavaliers

Stephen Curry had a triple double with 33 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, Kevin Durant scored 33 and the Golden State Warriors took a 2-0 lead in the NBA …


UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 7:15 p.m.

49ers’ NaVorro Bowman remembers urging Golden State’s Kevin Durant to shoot in middle school

Imagine Kevin Durant as a skinny, timid teen being told to shoot by his middle school point guard who saw so much potential all those years ago.


Star wars: LeBron, Durant moving toward NBA Finals reunion

Kevin Durant admires LeBron James from afar, marveling at how Cleveland’s main man finds ways to elevate his game at age 32 – year after year, title after title. Kobe …


Kevin Durant optimistic of playing in Warriors’ Game 3 at Portland

Kevin Durant says he felt ready to play in Wednesday’s Game 2 playoff win yet the Golden State Warriors opted to be cautious with their superstar as he nurses a …


UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 9:40 p.m.

NBA capsules: Kevin Durant shines in Golden State Warriors playoff debut in Game 1 win over Portland Trail Blazers

Kevin Durant had 32 points and 10 rebounds in his Golden State playoff debut, Stephen Curry scored 29 points, and the Warriors withstood a sensational day by Portland duo CJ …


Curry, KD engage in spontaneous, fierce 3-point shootout

Golden State superstars Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant engaged in a spontaneous, entertaining 3-point shootout in which each made about 100 3s. They both hope this helps them when the …


UPDATED: Fri., April 7, 2017, 11:06 p.m.

Tim Kawakami: Watch out: Improved Golden State gets Kevin Durant back

They splashed and twirled their way to their 12th consecutive victory, they’ve all but clinched the No. 1 overall seed in the postseason, and now the Warriors have a next …