Kevin Durant would ‘love to own’ NFL team, Redskins top list

NBA star Durant, who grew up minutes from the Washington football club's stadium, is a longtime fan.

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Kevin Durant said he would love to own an NFL team one day. And if he had his choice, he would pick his beloved hometown Washington Redskins.

The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar is a huge football fan, and his interest apparently goes beyond the action on the gridiron. He spoke of his post-NBA career aspirations during an appearance on Matthew Berry’s Fantasy Focus podcast on Thursday.

“It’s a passion of mine. I’d definitely love to own a team hopefully one of these years towards the end of my career,” Durant said via The Oklahoman. “So I follow it a lot.”

When asked which team would be his dream organization to own, Durant not surprisingly selected the team he has supported since he was a youngster growing up in the D.C. area.

“My first priority would be the Washington Redskins, even if it was just a small percentage,” he said. “I just want to get involved. Growing up five minutes away from the stadium and always being a fan, I have a Redskins tattoo on my forearm. So I feel part of the team so much, so to be an owner and all the way entrenched with the team would be cool.”

But Durant’s love of the team isn’t just skin-deep. He frequently attends the team’s games and even was the recipient of a game ball from none other than team owner Dan Snyder himself.

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The much-maligned Redskins owner aside, there’s a good chance the team’s long-suffering and loyal fans would be 100 percent behind Durant taking ownership of the organization once his NBA career is at its end. Perhaps he could team up with fellow celebrity Redskins superfan Matthew McConaughey to form one formidable and star-studded ownership group.

Money, of course, wouldn’t be an issue. Obviously.

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