Kevin Durant felt over-the-top recruiting in DC was 'disrespectful'

- Kevin Durant, who will soon be one of the NBA’s most coveted free agents, says that the over-the-top recruiting that went on during his visit to D.C. last season made him feel uncomfortable. Durant is in D.C. Tuesday for his Oklahoma City Thunder's game against the Washington Wizards.

Last season during his team's away game against the Wizards, the Washington, D.C. area native was greeted by fans holding 'KD2DC' signs, according to an online article by USA Today.

The Jumbotron at the Verizon Center showed an edited photo of Durant wearing a 'Washington’ jersey and a weather update during the game featured the headline, 'Come Home KD,' said the report.

"(The Jan. 21 visit) was kind of disrespectful, in my opinion, because you’ve got a great team there already that deserves your full 100% support," Durant told USA Today.

Durant has always been proud to show his hometown pride. In the past he has been seen on the sidelines of Washington Redskins games and has said he grew up watching Wizards games.

"I wouldn’t like that if I was on that team. I didn’t like that, but it comes with it nowadays," he told USA Today.

So what do you think? Is showing this type of interest too much or should it be expected in today's NBA?

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