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Thunder fan raising money to keep KD in OKC

Have you ever been so enamored with your favorite sports team that you found yourself wishing that you could do something — anything — to ensure its success?

Meet Ben Parker, the 35-year-old former middle school and high school basketball coach and founder of WeLoveKD.com.

Parker — who described himself to USA TODAY Sports as “just a nerd born and raised in Oklahoma” — has supported the Oklahoma City Thunder since the franchise moved from Seattle in 2007. The team became one of the more beloved organizations in professional sports almost instantaneously, due in large part to superstar forward and 2013 MVP, Kevin Durant.

Durant is set to become the NBA’s most sought after free agent once the period tips off on July 1, and Thunder Nation is doing everything in their power to keep him around for the long haul. Not just because he’s a world-class talent on the court, but off the court, he’s bigger than basketball. As an extremely active member of the community, the seven-time All-Star has focused on helping at-risk and…

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