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Durant’s cryptic tweet stirs up Wizards fans

/ 11:28 AM October 28, 2014
Kevin Durant AP FILE PHOTO

Kevin Durant AP FILE PHOTO

WASHINGTON–For a cyber-minute on Monday, a cryptic tweet from NBA Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant had Thunder fans wondering and Wizards fans hoping.

“Just wait on it,” the Oklahoma City superstar tweeted in response to a Twitter post by ESPN reporter Britt McHenry.

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She said she’d like to see Durant in a commercial similar to a heart-tugging Beats headphone ad chronicling NBA great LeBron James’ return this season to his native Ohio and the Cleveland Cavaliers after four campaigns in Miami.

Washington Wizards fans immediately began speculating that meant Durant, slated to become a free agent in 2016, was already pondering a return to his DC-area roots.

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Durant, however, said it was all a misunderstanding.

“She didn’t ask me about that, she asked me about shootin a commercial back in my hometown,” he tweeted. “Get it right.”

Durant told USA Today during the offseason that on his trips back home to Maryland he’s asked repeatedly if the Wizards are in his future.

“Everybody asks me,” he told the newspaper. “Man, it’s crazy. Like little kids, four years old, ‘You coming to the Wizards?’

“How do you know about this? At four years old, I didn’t even know what basketball players were. How do you know about free agency?”

But as the Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg noted: “If Durant wants fewer people to ask him about coming to the Wizards, this is not the way to do it. FYI.”

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