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ESPN Radio host Ryen Russillo predicts that if any team will lure Durant away from Oklahoma City in the 2015 off season, it could be a team from Washington DC...but not the one you're thinking of...

ESPN Radio host Ryen Russillo predicts that if any team will lure Durant away from Oklahoma City in the 2015 off season, it could be a team from Washington DC…but not the one you’re thinking of…

Duke Savage

Washington, DC

As the NBA season comes creeping ever closer, the talks about the 2015-16 free agent class has already begun churning, with Kevin Durant’s future leading the charge. Although many have speculated that the hiring of Durant’s one time high school coach Randy Wittman could draw Durant to the Wizards, the team he grew up rooting for as a child. Sure, the Cucumber has hedged their bets on an NBA star making the transition to the WNBA (see past article on the Dwight Howard free agent travesty) and SURE we at the Cucumber were miles from being correct but here we have a somewhat substantial lead. Ryen Russillo, NBA inside and ESPN Radio host of the SVP & Russillo radio show (side note: greatest sports show of all time), tweeted out Wednesday that he believes the other team in DC could hold the lead in the Durant sweepstakes. This tweet by Russillo could be assumed to go along with Russillo’s stunning record of all-star sarcasm, but we at the Cucumber believe every lead is credible and anything tweeted out should be handled with the utmost seriousness. The Mystics, Washington’s WNBA squad who sits second in the Eastern Conference, would more than welcome the added height as their tallest player is 6’5″, Durant’s lanky 6’9″ frame. If Durant were to break the “gender barrier”, he would clearly be the first but would most likely open the door for many other stars to make the leap into the WNBA. We at the Cucumber would love to thank Mr. Russillo and his show for the tip on Durant’s pending free agency and urge them to keep up the cutting edge insight. 

Washington Mystics fans arrived three hours before game time, just so they could leave early. After all, they'd already paid for the tickets.

Duke Savage

Washington, D.C.

WNBA powerhouse the Washington Mystics swallowed their pride this weekend when they offered a give away to the first 100 fans that showed up to their game against the LA Sparks. The give away brought great reviews being that it allowed their pained fans to leave at half time when the combined score would inevitably be less than about 40 points. Mystics’ president Kermit Shipley was quoted as saying “We had to face the music and give in to what the fans have been saying for years, that we need to end the games earlier. We thought this give away was a happy medium where we didn’t embarrass the players but appealed to our fans’ desires as well.”  Although this does take a shot at the league’s integrity, but it’s an undeniable fact that the scores alone suggest that serious intervention needs to happen. Here’s to change and scores totaling over 75 points.