An Open Letter to Kevin Durant from Dallas
With the summer of the Kevin Durant free agency underway, every city across the country is aiming to make their pitch, even Dallas, Texas.
First off, the chances of Kevin Durant coming to Dallas are very slim at best, especially considering that Durant called Dallas Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban an “idiot” on national television last month.
But for the sake of satire and fandom, this is my open letter to Kevin Durant on why he should join the Dallas Mavericks this summer.
Congratulations on another successful(?) year and incredible postseason run. Even though you beat one of the best team’s in NBA history in the San Antonio Spurs and almost beat the Golden State Warriors, you came up short…once again.
Russell Westbrook was Russell Westbrook. Your crazy athletic and top five player in the league teammate once again struggled in the crunch moments, thus leaving all the pressure on your shoulders to net the blame.
Now it’s time for you to finally get your own team without Russell Westbrook lurking behind you trying to take the ball out of your hands.
So why not Dallas?
Why not come play alongside one of your heroes of the game in Dirk Nowitzki in one of his last couple of years in the league?
Why not come team up with a Wesley Matthews that will lock down every opposing wing player so you won’t have too? Pretty much what Andre Roberson dreams of being in his sleep.
Why not come play for a top 3 coach in the league in Rick Carlisle?
Why not come play for an owner that….ok, well never mind. Next point.
Why not come play for a front office that will take the risks and moves to surround you with the talent of your liking?
Why not come play with Salah Mejri? Heck, if you can’t dunk over him, might as well join him!
Why not come back to the state you played college basketball in and a state with no income tax?
And if you like OKC that much, Dallas is just three hours away!
You don’t want to be in the shadow of LeBron in Miami or Kobe in Los Angeles.
Your boy Scotty couldn’t get it done in OKC, he won’t with your hometown pressure in D.C. either.
Boston is cool and all, but Frodo is the best player on their team.
Did someone mention Houston? Imagine playing with a star that shoots more than Russ did and plays worse defense than he did. Great combo.
San Antonio does have Aldridge and Leonard…as the only players under 48 years old.
I’m sure Jeff Hornacek completely sells you on New York…or is it their titles?
Then there is 73 win Golden State, at least you will get your assist numbers up.
This sounds like a recipe you can’t pass up to me, but seriously, it could be much worse in some other cities.
So Kev, make it happen.
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Every team in the league has at least thought about trying to make a pitch for Kevin Durant. Even though the presumably list of teams does not include Dallas, it’s fun to at least play around with the idea of Kevin Durant in a Dallas Mavericks uniform.