Source: AP / ESPN
OKLAHOMA CITY – Two-time scoring champion Kevin Durant can still fill up a stat sheet, Chris Paul can still orchestrate a team and LeBron James is still a highlight waiting to happen.
What they haven’t been able to do is find a deal with the NBA that they find acceptable enough to play real games again.
The All-Stars all took part in a charity exhibition game Sunday night in Oklahoma City, with hometown hero Durant recording a triple-double with 42 points, 26 rebounds and 11 assists to lead his team to a 176-171 victory in overtime.
“As you see in these games that we’re playing, we love to play the game. We’re going to find a way to play — any way possible. We want to just keep giving our fans the opportunity to see us because if not for the fans, we’re not who we are,” Paul said.
“So we just want them to know that we still want to keep working toward a deal because it’s not just about us. It’s about the fans, it’s about the employees, all the people that make our game happen. We want to play — just make sure everyone understands that.”
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