ORLANDO, FL. -- The NBA's top players are in Orlando for the All-Star Game, and buzz over a potential arena in Seattle is catching the attention of former Sonics.
We got up and moved and it was tough for the fans in Seattle. I wish it didn't go down the way it did, said Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Durant, a former Seattle Sonic, was the NBARookie of the Year just before the Sonics relocated toOklahoma City.
I'm enjoying Oklahoma City, but I still love Seattle. It will always have a place in my heart. Hopefully, they're having a talk about getting a team there soon, so we'll see.
Durant told KING 5's Chris Daniels he even notices signs in crowds proudly stating who drafted him.
I played there for a year, said Durant, who was drafted in 2007 by the Sonics. I can't just throw them to the side.
Former Sonic Brent Barry was also spotted in Orlando. He said he's also following Seattle's arena news.
I'm pretty stoked about it, and I like that it's being handled with with kid gloves right now, the way Chris Hansen handles things, said Barry. I have to explain to my kids that I played for five years in Seattle, and they go, 'What team in Seattle?' That kind of sucks.