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Loud Links 11/11/10

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Wow, slow news day.

Kevin Durant shoots around with President Obama from
"It was a good feeling to meet the president," Durant said, according to The Oklahoman. "Of course I always wanted to do that. Me being from D.C., it was pretty cool to see him. I was excited to get that opportunity. It's something I'm always going to remember."

That's pretty cool, considering that for a sports star to meet a sitting President, you need to win a championship.

For those who didn't know, Durant was not invited to an Aug. 8 shootaround with Obama at Fort McNair, Washington, D.C., which featured stars such as Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul, for the benefit of wounded soldiers at the fort.

Durant, a native of the D.C. area, brought teammates James Harden and Eric Maynor with him. He also brought his mother, Wanda Pratt, who while living in D.C. for 60-plus years, "never got to meet the President."

Perhaps the President helped Durant with that career-low .374 FG%, hm?