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Durant, Westbrook & Thunder Mates Outside LA Hotel (Videos)

Thunder  Beverly Wilshire Hotel Casa Del Mar HotelWednesday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder went down to the Los Angeles Clippers 111-103.

During the vast majority of visits to LA, the OKC franchise bases itself out of the Hotel Casa Del Mar, in the beachside city of Santa Monica. By contrast, this trip, the Thunder elected to set up shop eight miles further inland, at the posh Beverly Wilshire Hotel, which sits at the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and Rodeo Dr. in Beverly Hills.

Wednesday afternoon, iFolloSports.com was on hand covering the scene, as Kevin Durant and company boarded their charter buses for the eight-mile trek east to Staples Center. Below is a look at what took place.

Durant waving and apologizing to fans, as he headed for the first bus, just as it was about to depart. As iFolloSports.com has reported numerous times, KD almost always signs ample autographs.This video shows the three-time scoring champion telling his legions of followers that, on this day, he simply did not have the time.

 

Thabo Sefolosha and Russell Westbrook leaving the iconic hotel.

 

Serge Ibaka, a few hours prior to his second quarter ejection.

 

Point guard Reggie Jackson signing autographs.

 

Big man Hasheem Thabeet signing his signature.

 

Kansas alum Nick Collison providing time for fans.

 

Head Coach Scott Brooks mixing it up.

 

First round pick Steven Adams posing for photos.

 

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Jon Rapoport has spent his career working on all sides of the media and sports industry. He began his career at ESPN in studio production at the ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. While there, he won an Emmy for his contribution to "SportsCenter." Following his tenure at ESPN, Jon relocated to Los Angeles, joining the staff of the “Best Damn Sports Show” on FOX Sports Net.

Upon leaving the show, Jon worked in Web site and sports radio show development/production, with Major League Baseball in media operation logistics for the World Baseball Classic and on behalf of Los Angeles’ effort to bring the 2016 Summer Olympics back to Southern California. Jon currently writes a political blog for the Los Angeles edition of Examiner.com.

Born and raised in Plymouth, Minnesota (just outside of Minneapolis), Jon is an avid sports fan, particularly for his beloved Minnesota teams. Jon graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he earned his BA in communication and interned for ABC’s “Good Morning America” in New York City and Washington D.C. He is married and resides in Los Angeles.  

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