Kevin Durant resurrects his famous backpack!


Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant, left, and Russell Westbrook, speak at a news conference after Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals on Thursday. (Darren Abate/AP)

Oklahoma City Thunder fans didn’t have much to cheer for during Thursday night’s Game 5 blowout. The San Antonio Spurs handily beat the young team 117-89. After the game, however, fans of Kevin Durant got a sweet surprise. The NBA MVP brought back his famous backpack!

After wearing the sporty accessory for nearly every postgame news conference when he first got drafted, the star dropped the knapsack from his postgame repertoire … until Thursday.

If you’re wondering what’s in it, it’s probably safe to assume its 2014 contents might be similar to what he lugged around in 2011, mainly, a Bible, electronics and chargers for his electronics.

Of course, not everyone appreciated the youthful look. Many Spurs fans took to social media to use it to rub in the loss.

Haters gonna hate, it seems …

In any case, fans are hoping Durant pulls a win out of that thing come Saturday when the Thunder are set to meet the Spurs for Game 6 at 8:30 p.m EST. It’s a must win for the Thunder or they’ll be out of the series.

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.
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