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Warriors at Thunder preview: There will be boos

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The Warriors face the Thunder tonight at 5:30 p.m. PST

NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

For reasons that I cannot really understand, there have been people saying that Oklahoma City Thunder fans aren’t going to boo Kevin Durant when he makes his first appearance at Chesapeake Energy Arena as a Golden State Warriors player tonight.

And then you see sentiments like this coming from actual OKC fans.

And then of course you have that #KowarD hashtag going around...which...well...

I don’t think there’s much reason to spend much time wondering whether there will be boos or at least some kind of hostile reaction from OKC fans tonight and it’s probably not worth spending much more time wondering about as the game approaches. Durant and the Warriors are taking security precautions and, really, after people burned his jersey in effigy after the announcement that he was coming to the Warriors that makes a ton of sense.

But here’s what I will say: I have become less and less interested in these dramas that aren’t directly related to the game that will actually be played on the court, but I can’t wait for Durant (and, let’s be honest, Draymond Green) to lap up all that salt, channel it into silencing the fans, and nonchalantly moving on to the next game.

I also anticipate getting the best of Angry Westbrook, regardless of how much he wants to downplay things.

For a regular season that might not hold a whole lot more drama for Warriors fans, this game should provide a nice little jolt of adrenaline while adding to a storyline that has been alive since July.

Chesapeake Energy Arena -- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

5:30 p.m. PST

ABC | 95.7 The Game

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