On newsstands tomorrow: Kevin Durant, Thabo Sefolosha and Nenad Krstic on SI cover

Kevin Durant will grace the cover of the NBA Preview issue of Sports Illustrated, hitting newsstands tomorrow


The Sports Illustrated cover - not a bad way to start the NBA season for Oklahoma City.

Kevin Durant will make his third appearance on the cover of Sports Illustrated when the NBA Preview issue hits the newsstands tomorrow. His other covers were Feb. 19, 2007 and Oct. 28, 2008 (regional). Senior SI writer Lee Jenkins wrote the feature story in the issue, called Rolling Thunder.

An excerpt (from page 66 of the issue):

"The Ford Center is only a mile from the [Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum], but it is more closely connected than that. In the years following the bombing the political landscape in Oklahoma City underwent a radical shift. A traditionally conservative constituency voted for every tax initiative put on the ballot. It didn’t matter whether the initiative was for parks or sidewalks or an arena, Oklahoma City always voted to tax itself. ‘Every time,’ says Mayor Mick Cornett. ‘It was unprecedented.’ In March 2008, with the Sonics’ move hanging on the outcome, 62% of voters passed an initiative to extend a 1% sales tax that would pay for a $100 million renovation of the Ford Center and a $21 million practice facility. A month later they had their team, a chance to tell the nation they were back, in full throat."

Well, I know one person who will be trying to track down the mag tomorrow - me!

Thunder Up!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Welcome to Loud City

You must be a member of Welcome to Loud City to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Welcome to Loud City. You should read them.

Join Welcome to Loud City

You must be a member of Welcome to Loud City to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Welcome to Loud City. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker