Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant (R) vies with Philadelphia 76ers Evan Turner during the NBA pre season basketball game between Philadelphia 76ers and Oklahoma City Thunder at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, north-west England on October 8, 2013. Oklahoma City Thunder won 103-99. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

Who doesn’t love a good, original conspiracy theory? Okay, this might not necessarily qualify as a full-fledged conspiracy theory. Maybe it’s merely wondering if two puzzle pieces fit together, or if they belong in two unconnected puzzles. If one were inclined, however, to chronologically follow the stories that got out during the Kevin Durant courtship and put some amount of value in those stories, it’s not a stretch to suggest that (maybe) the Los Angeles Clippers helped the Golden State Warriors get Kevin Durant. Besides, conspiracy theories (whether true or not) seem to surround the NBA universe anyway.

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