With the weakest move in NBA history, and the best example of “if you can’t beat em, join ’em,” Kevin Durant signs a 2 year, $54.3 million deal with the Golden State Warriors.
This tops LeBron’s move. At least Bosh and Wade weren’t already together and making history before LeBron joined. This Durant move ruins everything that fans loved about him.
He appeared to be a great player with great character, great integrity, and a competitor that does everything he can to win…
Except this time, he’s taking the easy way out.
Joining a team that is already stacked and already broke the best record in NBA history at 73-9 is so frustrating. Remember when Oklahoma City was up 3-1 in the Western Conference Finals? Durant had the chance to close out Golden State not one, not two, THREE times. The team he was on had the tools, they could’ve put the Warriors away…
If they made it to the finals do you think Durant would’ve stayed with OKC?
If they beat the Cavs, he stays. If not, he still probably goes.
My prediction for how the move plays out: I think it gets off to a rocky start at first… It’ll draw a ton of press from ESPN when they start 1-2, and then after the first month they hit he ground running and beat every team they play.
Now I’m not going to be the guy to retweet tweets from 3+ years ago. Things change, I get it, but the best part about being a competitor is that everyone has a chance to win and compete for the title, but in the NBA now that’s not the case. It wasn’t this past season, and it definitely won’t be this year.
The 2016-17 NBA Season is already over, and the offseason just started…
P.S. In reference to what I said in my original post about this awhile back, I don’t know why more guys haven’t done this. It’s annoying af from a fan’s perspective but I mean… it gets you your ring. I’m not saying I support it, I’m just surprised it’s not done more. Basically, I’m saying I get why Durant left, but he got such cold feet so early and didn’t need to pull this just yet… Especially on a team like OKC that could’ve won a title.