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Kevin Durant: power forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder, winner of the NBA Most Valuable Player award, an Olympic gold medalist and founder of the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation.

Great player and outstanding guy. You already know this, but does ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith? The First Take co-host reported Durant is looking to the Los Angeles Lakers once he hits free agency.

Durant told The Oklahoman the comments were false. He said he doesn’t talk to Smith, especially about his free agency. Smith claims otherwise, and the former print journalist didn’t like having his credibility questioned. He responded by threatening the NBA all-star.

“You do not want to make an enemy out of me,” Smith said twice during the Oct. 5 edition of First Take.

That was low.

While Smith was “looking right into the camera” and trash-talking, the Thunder baller was serving his Oklahoma City community. Durant played hoops with students at North Highland Elementary School.

The school’s new outdoor court was made possible thanks to Durant’s foundation and the Build It and They Will Ball program.

“I want to provide the students of North Highland and Oklahoma City with access to a high-quality basketball court that will help the next generation develop their own passion for the game while learning important values, such as teamwork, sportsmanship and living an active lifestyles,” Durant told KFOR.

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