Boston restaurant joins Kevin Durant recruitment with offer of free crab legs

Boston-based restaurant Legal Sea Foods is doing all it can to help try to lure Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant to the Boston Celtics this summer.

The company sent out a news release Wednesday offering free crab legs to free-agent-to-be Durant, a Washington, D.C., native who has previously expressed a fondness for the seafood.

The company's release was accompanied by a picture that read, "17 world championships and free crab legs." Beneath a picture of crab legs, it added, "Let's do this, KD."

"Seventeen world championships and endless crab legs? We think it's time KD takes a closer look at Boston as his next home," Legal Sea Foods president Roger Berkowitz said in the release. "Whether we serve them to him steamed or braised, this is our civic responsibility."

Durant is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, and the Celtics are one of many teams that will be interested in his services should he elect to ponder destinations outside of the Thunder.