Kevin Durant says he nearly committed to Celtics because of Tom Brady

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Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck said Boston, not the Thunder, were runner-up to the Warriors for Kevin Durant.

Maybe Grousbeck wasn’t just blowing hot air.

The Celtics brought Tom Brady to their meeting, and the New England Patriots quarterback apparently made a big impression.

Durant, via Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald:

“I was ready to just say, ‘All right. Let’s go. I’m ready to go,’ seeing Tom Brady there,” Durant said. “Just seeing someone so successful at his craft and just a great ambassador for the game of football and the city of Boston, it was just great to be in the presence of greatness.

“But at the same time, I knew I couldn’t let that distract me. But he was great. It was great to see him.”

If you’re a Thunder fan, here’s the narrative: See, this proves Durant is impulsive.

If you’re not a Thunder fan, here’s the narrative: This proves Durant made a rational decision after months of considering Golden State, because he didn’t overreact to the Brady show.

Or maybe Durant was just harmlessly complimenting another superstar.