Durant stays strong on Olympic plans


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant plans to be in Rio for the 2016 Olympic games. The former Longhorn was Team USA’s leading scorer in the 2012 London Summer games, while the likes of Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook and James Harden will not play for various reasons, Durant wants to win another gold.

Durant is back in Austin for a couple of days hosting his basketball camp and never misses a chance to mix it up with the kids. After the disappointment of losing to Golden State in the Western Conference Finals, he is anxious to get back to the Olympics and help bring back another gold medal.

“I’ve been wanting to play in the Olympics since 2012 and I’ve been hoping and praying I could be a part of it. I get the opportunity to play I’ll take full advantage of it. A lot of guys are pulling out for various reasons, and I understand that. I feel like I’m well rested, I’m healthy and I’ve got the desire to play, so I want go out there and try another gold back home,” Durant said.

Durant’s Olympic plans are in focus. His career plans are undecided. Durant says free agency is a business decision and that he’ll make it in due time.

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