Kevin Durant is being recruited by everyone in Boston.
First there was Tom Brady and a collection of Celtics players. Then David Ortiz and Julian Edelman.
The Red Sox champion posted a blog post on 38 Pitches explaining to Durant why he should sign with the Celtics. Here is an excerpt:
Why does that matter? For this reason. Tradition. People here in NE aren’t transplants, they aren’t bandwagon folks. You are born, and raised here, and the Celtic, Sox, Bruins and Pats are not ‘your teams’ they are part of your life. I had NO IDEA it was what it was until I came here.I know passion, I lived for the game, but I never took the ball in front of people who loved their players and their teams more than these folks.
As I learned in the winter of ’03, when I was informed families were actually PRAYING for me to come here over their thanksgiving table, this place is a different world.
And that’s not bad different.
You have the world at your feet. Financially you’re about to get 9 figures worth of contract, and that’s awesome, congratulations.
You’re going to pick your next ‘home’, and I can honestly tell you there is no place on this planet like Boston.
You come here, you help win a title and it won’t be a celebration. It’s a revival, it’s a “you will never be forgotten and never have to buy another beer” kind of championship.
These people live for their teams, their athletes, you come here, bust your ass (which I don’t think will ever be an issue) and you leave it all on the floor and you’ll have a few million folks who’ll name kids, dogs and whatever else they can, Kevin, KD, Durant or some other derivative.
I’ve got no skin in the game other than these people, they treated my family and I like royalty from the day we came here.
Click HERE to read the rest of Schilling's blog post.