Kevin Durant has to be the most famous person in Oklahoma City. Right? Do you know anyone more famous in Oklahoma City?
You may or may not know Durant's presence in the city is in flux. The 27-year-old former MVP is a free agent for the first time in his career.
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin is making her pitch to Durant.
"If Kevin Durant thinks about leaving, which I hope he doesn’t -- Oklahoma loves Kevin Durant and Kevin Durant loves Oklahoma," Fallin said, speaking in Oklahoma City Saturday. "But if he’ll stay, I’ll make him a Cabinet person for health and fitness on my Cabinet."
Fallin's proposal sparked applause. She brought the room back to earth, saying a cabinet position "might not be as attractive as a couple of million dollars."
It's unclear whether Durant will sign a long-term deal with OKC, leave town for a fresh start, or sign a shorter deal that lets him maximize his long-term earnings potential while retaining flexibility. But a state cabinet position can't hurt the Thunder's pitch as a cherry on top. Kevin Durant could become the Manny Pacquiao of basketball.