Kevin Durant pays tribute to Newtown victims
by Adi Joseph, USA TODAY Sports
The tragedy at a Connecticut elementary school Friday weighed heavily on Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant’s mind.
He offered a tribute on his feet.
The three-time defending NBA scoring champion wrote “Newtown, CT” on his Nike basketball shoes for the Thunder’s game against the Sacramento Kings. The gesture came after a tweet of condolences earlier in the day.
“Prayers go out to the families that were affected by the shooting in Connecticut, c’mon man this is too sad! Damn,” Durant posted.
The Thunder won 113-103 as Durant scored 31 points.