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5 Reasons Kevin Durant Should Choose D.C. in 2016

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John Wall of the Washington Wizards talks with Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the game at the Verizon Center on February 2, 2014 in Washington. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

John Wall of the Washington Wizards talks with Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the game at the Verizon Center on February 2, 2014 in Washington. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) – Yes, it’s ridiculous to do this with a good 700 days until Kevin Durant becomes a free agent. But the buzz in this city is palpable at the mere thought the hometown hero would return to his roots and play for the Wizards in 2016.

Apparently this “buzz” has been too much for the 25-year-old Oklahoma City Thunder star to endure. On Wednesday, Durant deleted Twitter from his cellphone because the non-stop questions about his future plans have become a distraction, according to ESPN.

Not to pile on, Kevin, but this is all the intel you need to make your decision: “The 5 reasons you should choose the nation’s capital in 2016…”

5) Ben’s Chili Bowl — A D.C. institution with some of the best chili and chili dogs in the area. The “Half Smoke” was voted the District’s signature dish and most popular item, enjoyed by Bill Cosby for more than 50 years. Only Cosby eats free, but maybe we can pull a few strings.

4) A Weaker Eastern Conference — The balance of power is likely to stay where it is for the next several years. Even with LeBron in Cleveland, the West boasts better top to bottom talent. A relatively easier path to the postseason, and being a perennial Top 3 seed, could ease the grind of an enduring NBA season.

3) We Love Food — D.C. consistently ranks as one of the Best Foodie Cities in the country. You own a restaurant in Oklahoma City. The restaurant possibilities our endless in this city — where even mediocre food places thrive.

2) Bradley Beal & John Wall — To state and reiterate the obvious, Washington has two stars — still years from their prime — who the Wizards are committed to in the long-term. Beal is considered by many as an up-and-coming superstar. And if Wall can continue to improve his jump-shot, the sky is the limit for one of the most electrifying and talented point guards in the league.

1) Who Says You Can’t Go Home Again – Home cooking. Childhood friends. Playing ball a few blocks from the Capitol and White House. And if all that doesn’t entice you, how about being the savior of a tortured and long-suffering basketball town — starved for more than 35 years without a championship.

Welcome home, Kevin.

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