Fans in Seattle give Kevin Durant standing ovation in return to Key Arena

By Jesse Reed
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors are in Seattle for a special preseason contest against the Sacramento Kings.

On Friday evening as Durant walked out onto the court at Key Arena, the fans in attendance gave him a warm welcome back with a standing ovation.

It’s a pretty special reunion for Durant and the NBA fans in Seattle, who watched him and their beloved Sonics depart for Oklahoma City back in 2008.

Durant has recently made it known that he wishes the NBA would bring a team back to Seattle. Unfortunately, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst recently reported that such a move isn’t likely to happen, any time soon.