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Kevin Durant is going to be in a movie?

Posted on: August 21, 2011 10:15 pm
Edited on: August 21, 2011 11:25 pm
Posted by Royce Young

When most players say that they are exploring their options during this lockout, they mean they're looking at playing overseas. Kevin Durant 's doing that, but he's also evidently exploring another option: the silver screen.

According to the Oklahoman, Durant is set to "star in a major Warner Bros. film" that will either be filmed in Oklahoma City or Baton Rouge. The film is said to have a "basketball subplot" doesn't have a name yet but is supposed to go into production in mid-September. You know, right around when training camp would be starting.

I'm sure this movie isn't actually a lockout contingency plan for Durant but there's no doubt that a work stoppage would assist in helping him get his part done. I bet it would be tough to squeeze in shooting between back-to-backs against the Bucks and Grizzlies.

But this is just another stamp on Durant's move to go from small market basketball superstar into a globally branded megastar. He's already taken big steps toward that as his appearances in China have been massive, he was second in All-Star votes in the West behind Kobe and he's got massive ad deals with giants like Nike, EA Sports and Gatorade. A movie doesn't necessarily mean he's going to jump past LeBron or Kobe, but it's an obvious sign that you're not limited just because you're in a small market.

As for what the movie is going to be, your best guess is as good as mine. It's got a basketball subplot? OK, here's one shot at it: Jacob Henderson is a struggling, down-on-his-luck bartender that gets into trouble with the mafia because of a horrible gambling debt. In order to pay it off, he enters himself in a $1 million winner-take-all two-on-two tournament. Knowing he has no chance -- he's just 5-8 with no handle and no jumpshot -- he finds and begs a local streetball legend, Devin Courant (Durant), to help him win.

I don't know about you, but that sounds horrible. So let's hope someone a lot more creative than me has something better. Space Jam 2: Durantula Attacks? One can dream.

Since: Feb 1, 2011
Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:22 pm

Kevin Durant is going to be in a movie?

Space Jam 2 Perhaps?

Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: August 22, 2011 11:27 am

Kevin Durant is going to be in a movie?

He's got a good "look," sorta like a cross between pre-tax objector Wesley Snipes and pre-accident Stuart Scott.  If he can act, he could make it really big in the "business."

Since: Sep 17, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 9:28 am

Kevin Durant is going to be in a movie?

I heard it was going to be a sequal to a children's film about a genie granting a kid wishes...Kazaam 2

Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: August 22, 2011 3:08 am

Kevin Durant is going to be in a movie?

what a shock. he'll play a hoops talent.  start camping out at the theaters now.

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