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This might not be the incentive Kevin Durant is looking for.

After a deep run into this year’s NBA playoffs and falling to the Golden State Warriors, a team many have described as the best basketball team of all time, the Thunder (and fans across the state) are worrying that superstar Durant might pick up sticks and relocate to a larger city for a juicy contract.

But rather than try to sweet talk #35 into signing up for another tour of duty with the orange and blue, Tulsa World reported that Gov. Mary Fallin, during a speech to the Oklahoma Press Association’s annual convention, said, “But if he’ll stay, I’ll make him a Cabinet person for health and fitness on my Cabinet.”

Technically, Cabinet positions have to be approved by the Senate, but can you imagine anybody voting against KD?

It’s surprising state leaders haven’t opened a Blue Ribbon Panel to investigate why Durant is so awesome just so they can compel him to appear at the Capitol and shake his hand.

It would be pretty easy work for the state’s MVP, though. According to AmericasHealthRankings.org , Oklahoma is an abysmal 45th in the nation for overall health. Even a small improvement will make a huge difference.

Because it doesn’t matter how out of shape you are; if Kevin Durant shows up with a ball and asks you to shoot a few hoops, you’ll do it.

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