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#471376 - 04/19/08 07:12 PM Durant going back to school
Hinrichisgod Offline
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Registered: 11/04/04
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When their rookie season ends, Sonics rookies Kevin Durant and Jeff Green are going back to college to work on their degrees. Refreshingly, both realize there will be life after basketball.

"Even though I love the game, I can't play forever and you can't do nothing without the degree," Durant said. "So I got to get it sooner or later. It's going to take awhile, but I'd rather it take awhile than not having one."

Durant was never much of a bookworm and he laughed when describing plans to attend summer classes at Texas. "Man, if some of my teachers could hear me talking like this they would get a kick out of this," he said. "But I'm not going to lie. I miss school. When I left, I was glad that I didn't have to go to class anymore and study hall, but I kind of miss it a little bit."

Green declared for the NBA Draft after three years at Georgetown. He's excited to have the opportunity to earn his degree. "That's going to mean a lot to me and to my mother," he said. "She cried at my high-school graduation. I know my dad will be all in tears. That's something that he never did. I know he'll cry. And I will too."

Green is just twenty-four credits way from graduating with a major in sociology, but he might shift his focus to business. "I don't know yet, but I want to take some classes just to see how it is," he said. "I want to try to get in touch with Magic Johnson. He's a guy that I look up to, basketball-wise, and the things he did off the court. I want to just to start thinking about the future."

Durant and Green will not play with the Sonics summer league team in Orlando.



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#471377 - 04/19/08 07:21 PM Re: Durant going back to school [Re: Hinrichisgod]
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Registered: 01/08/08
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Good kids.

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#471378 - 04/19/08 07:34 PM Re: Durant going back to school [Re: PaperLantern]
jayhawklaw Offline
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Whichever class Durant takes over the summer will be a freaking circus.
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#471379 - 04/19/08 07:35 PM Re: Durant going back to school [Re: jayhawklaw]
Hinrichisgod Offline
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Registered: 11/04/04
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No joke.
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#471380 - 04/19/08 08:48 PM Re: Durant going back to school [Re: Hinrichisgod]
supermario15 Offline
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Good for both of them
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#471381 - 04/19/08 09:44 PM Re: Durant going back to school [Re: supermario15]
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Registered: 05/17/04
Loc: Flint Hills
Hope all our guys are taking note of these guys and Juju's plans.
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#471382 - 04/19/08 10:57 PM Re: Durant going back to school [Re: appyhawk]
dollarbillz Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
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"Even though I love the game, I can't play forever and you can't do nothing without the degree," Durant said.


good thing he's going back.

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#471383 - 04/20/08 12:57 AM Re: Durant going back to school [Re: dollarbillz]
mushhawk Offline
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Registered: 09/02/05
Loc: State, Country
if you wanted to be in school.....you should've stayed in college! durp!!

i hate how kids are in such a hurry to bolt now!

it really pi$$e$ me off.
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#471384 - 04/20/08 01:30 AM Re: Durant going back to school [Re: mushhawk]
WDNR2007 Offline
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Registered: 10/07/07
Loc: Boulder, CO
Oh my god, all you ever do is whine about people that have money. You bitch because your measley $10 doesn't buy you courtside seats at Allen and you blame it on Perkins. Kids leave school to make more money in one year than you will in 20 and somehow you're the victim because of it.
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#471385 - 04/20/08 03:34 AM Re: Durant going back to school [Re: WDNR2007]
HAWKN89 Offline
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Registered: 04/27/07
Loc: Lawrence, Ks
Agree

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