Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Durant’s Impatience Suggests Euro Move

Oklahoma City Thunder’s star player Kevin Durant has this week allegedly been in discussions to play for a team in Germany, as the NBA lock-out rumbles on in the States – a situation which has forced a number of the sport’s top athletes to consider spreading their wings and moving to ply their trade across the Atlantic, certain to have an affect on Live basketball betting.

With Minnesota Timberwolves star Ricky Rubio, L.A. Lakers Pau Gasol and his brother Marc Gasol – currently playing for the Memphis Grizzlies – all suggesting that they will be staying on top of their game in their native Barcelona until the pay dispute is settled, Europe is becoming a popular destination for players keen to take part in the upcoming Olympics in 2012. Now with Durant being linked with a short-term move to BBC Bayreuth – as well as a host of sides in both Israel and Spain – it seems that even the best athletes are losing patience with the present situation.

Last season’s NBA scoring champion, averaging just under 28 points per game, Durant has not been shy in coming forward and criticizing the union for not accepting a sub-standard offer from franchise owners – and now it would seem that he is letting his feet do the talking in what would be seen as a worrying sign for the parties on both sides of the pay dispute.

Up until now, Durant has been largely inactive, instead choosing to support his old college side, the Longhorns back in Texas, and has spent most of his time watching them play as well as offering up the occasional helpful word from the touchlines, boosting them in the Basketball betting odds.

But for such a star to lie dormant for over 140 days is a crime – and the resultant speculation regarding his short-term future now seems to have been resolved, with Northern Bavaria his most likely destination.

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