Portland Trail Blazers Joke About Not Drafting Kevin Durant 1st Overall

Zac Wassink@https://twitter.com/ZacWassinkFeatured ColumnistJanuary 26, 2018

The Portland Trail Blazers selected oft-injured Ohio State big man Greg Oden first overall in the 2007 NBA draft.

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, who was taken at No. 2 by the Seattle SuperSonics, apparently still hasn't forgotten that snub.

Following Golden State's 126-113 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Oracle Arena Thursday, Durant spoke with TNT's Rosalyn Gold-Onwude about the fact Cleveland Cavaliers superstar and 2018 All-Star Game captain LeBron James chose him first to face Stephen Curry's team on Feb. 18:


"Well, finally somebody picked me No. 1," Durant remarked in a clear reference to the draft from 11 years ago.

The Trail Blazers tweeted a humorous mea culpa in response: "Our bad."

Everybody makes mistakes, Portland.

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