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Durant, OK petitioning for change of town name to Westbrook

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The citizens of Durant, OK are getting political about Durant's decision to leave OKC.

David E. Klutho-USA TODAY Sports

In a move that was surely inevitable, given the nature of a certain someone's departure back in July (For those of you living under a rock, that certain someone is Kevin Durant), citizens* of the small town of Durant, Oklahoma are petitioning Governor Mary Fallin to change the town name to Westbrook, Oklahoma.

Calling Durant's (the player) actions "heinous," the creator of the petition passionately makes the case that no Oklahoman wants to be represented by "the evil Kevin Durant," and that, instead, would prefer to show support to Westbrook, whose loyalty is something that all Oklahomans can get behind.

This marks just another incident in the fallout from KD's decision. His complete fall from grace and influence in this fair state rivals that of another snake-like villain, Lord Voldemort himself. Soon, it would not be surprising if Oklahomans start calling Durant "he-who-shall-not-be-named," to avoid sullying their lips with his actual name.

Though it seems quite unlikely that Gov. Fallin will respond to the petition, it will not be for a lack of support. At the time of writing this, the petition had already garnered 946 signatures in less than a day.

*The petition was actually started by a citizen of Edmond, OK, but has drawn supportive comments from some of the good people of Durant.