Nets’ Kevin Durant reveals dream of playing for Barcelona in his final year
Kevin Durant is one of the most talented basketball players of this generation, and it’s kind of hard to envision him playing elsewhere outside the NBA.
As it turns out, the two-time NBA Finals MVP has aspirations of taking his talents overseas someday before he decides to hang-up his sneakers for good.
Sitting down with his former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Serge Ibaka in his popular web show “How Hungry Are You”, Durant bared that he has thought of suiting up in the Euroleague, calling it the “second best league in the world.”
Durant, who just signed with the Brooklyn Nets this offseason, claimed that he wants to join European basketball powerhouse FC Barcelona if he actually goes down that road in the near future.
The Spanish club has won multiple titles in both the Euro League and Liga ACB and is currently the home of former NBA players like Nikola Mirotic, Alex Abrines, and Victor Claver, among others.
Durant added that the European brand of basketball “looks fun” and might certainly be enticing for him in a few years.
“Like, I don’t know for a fact if I’ll do it, but it would be cool to experience it,” Kevin Durant shared.
With his unlimited range and ability to score effortlessly, Durant will certainly have no problem acclimating himself with the European style of play, which emphasizes spacing and player movement.
KD won’t be returning to the court till next year, and it will be interesting to see if he manages to regains his superstar form after coming off an Achilles tendon injury.