According to a report from Oklahoma City-based ESPN.com NBA writer Royce Young, Kevin Durant is deciding between the Thunder and Warriors, which would mean the Celtics’ efforts to land the marquee free agent have fallen short.

According to a report from Oklahoma City-based ESPN.com NBA writer Royce Young, Kevin Durant is deciding between the Thunder and Warriors, which would mean the Celtics’ efforts to land the marquee free agent have fallen short.

Young tweeted Sunday night: From what I understand, it’s Thunder versus Warriors for Durant.

That apparently did not sit well with Celtics followers eager to see Durant head to Boston. Tweeted Young early Monday morning: Celtics fans went to my Instagram and spent the night making fun of my wife and kids. Really awesome you guys.

Durant is expected to make his decision Monday. The Thunder reportedly made a final push in a meeting in the Hamptons early Sunday evening.

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Jerry Spar

Tom Brady, David Ortiz and now Julian Edelman.

The Patriots wide receiver was the latest Boston sports star to try and urge Kevin Durant to sign with the Celtics as he tweeted a picture wearing a No. 35 jersey with the caption: From the fans, to the history, to the amazing city itself, Boston is best place to play hands down @kdtrey5 🍀35🍀

Tom Brady, David Ortiz and now Julian Edelman.

The Patriots wide receiver was the latest Boston sports star to try and urge Kevin Durant to sign with the Celtics as he tweeted a picture wearing a No. 35 jersey with the caption: From the fans, to the history, to the amazing city itself, Boston is best place to play hands down @kdtrey5 <img src=" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" />35<img src=" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" />

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WEEI

And then there were five.

Free agent forward Kevin Durant, the best player on the market by a country mile, has informed the Los Angeles Clippers he won’t be signing with them, per Ben Bolch of the LA Times:

Seems obvious by now but Clippers have been told that Kevin Durant will not be joining them.

And then there were five.

Free agent forward Kevin Durant, the best player on the market by a country mile, has informed the Los Angeles Clippers he won’t be signing with them, per Ben Bolch of the LA Times:

That leaves the Celtics as one of five finalists for Durant’s services, and perhaps the greatest threat to entice him to leave Oklahoma City, though the Thunder remain overwhelming favorites to retain him.

The Celtics pulled out all the stops in the Hamptons to wow Durant during their visit, flying in Tom Brady of the Patriots to help with their pitch. Red Sox slugger David Ortiz also tweeted his support.

The team’s best move in the negotiation, however, came right after their visit finished, when free agent Al Horford, a close friend of Durant, agreed to a four-year, $113 million contract.

With the Clippers out of consideration, Durant’s choice has been narrowed to the Thunder, Celtics, Warriors, Spurs, and Heat.

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John Tomase

According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, Kevin Durant told the teams he is meeting with in The Hamptons this weekend that his decision on which team he will sign with will come by Monday.

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, Kevin Durant told the teams he is meeting with in The Hamptons this weekend that his decision on which team he will sign with will come by Monday.

Additionally, according to the L.A. Times, the Clippers have been informed it won’t be with them.

This means the Celtics still at least have a chance at the superstar, which got even more intriguing on Saturday when the team signed Al Horford, especially after it was learned Durant tried to recruit Horford to come to Oklahoma City.

The Celtics met with Durant on Saturday and brought along Tom Brady, who reportedly make a strong pitch.

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WEEI

He did his part.

According to multiple reports, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady left a positive impression on Kevin Durant during his participation in the meeting with the free agent forward Saturday.

Brady active in the Durant meeting. Said someone privy to meeting: "Tom told him what it's like to play in Boston, how special it is."

He did his part.

According to multiple reports, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady left a positive impression on Kevin Durant during his participation in the meeting with the free agent forward Saturday.

Joining Brady in the meeting was co-owner Steve Pagliuca, president Danny Ainge and Celtics players Marcus Smart and Kelly Olynyk. Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder were also expected to be attendance.

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz also tried to do his part.

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Rob Bradford