Edelman even took the extra step of wearing a green Celtics jersey with the No. 35, which Durant wore in college at Texas and in his first nine seasons in the NBA. However, the Celtics have retired the No. 35 in honor of Reggie Lewis.
Edelman’s pitch follows the cross-sport recruitment by Pats teammate Tom Brady and Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz. Brady joined Celtics brass this weekend in the Hamptons, where Durant is vacationing, while Ortiz provided a more subtle endorsement of the city of Boston.
Yo @KDTrey5 sorry I couldn’t make the meeting today but Brady will tell u they don’t call Boston the City of Champions for nothing 🏆🏆🏆
— David Ortiz (@davidortiz) July 2, 2016
Durant is expected to make a decision by Monday.