Nets star Kevin Durant reveals why he left Thunder for Warriors
Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant has moved around the NBA quite a bit in his career. However, his most controversial one was arguably when he left the OKC Thunder in 2016 to link up with Draymond Green, Stephen Curry, and Klay Thompson on the Golden State Warriors. While he faced tons of backlash from Thunder fans for betraying the team after making the Conference Finals that year, Durant has absolutely no regrets for his decision.
“It was a basketball decision, but i also didn’t give a fuck. I felt like i was absolutely the perfect fit on both sides of the ball for the Warriors and I felt like my game reached a point where I had to really see what that looked like. I felt like that move was a no-brainer. I always knew that i wanted to end up in Golden State even though I had to go through the process of all those meetings. Just the way you guys handled yourselves in interviews, the way you guys played, I knew that’s where I wanted to be.”
“I would do that sh*t a million times.”
– Kevin Durant on leaving OKC for Warriors in 2016
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) August 18, 2021
Kevin Durant went on to win back-to-back titles with the Warriors and was a huge part of their dynasty in the Bay Area. A third ring would’ve surely been in the cards as well if he didn’t get hurt in the 2019 playoffs.
KD did fit perfectly with the Warriors, winning NBA Finals MVP in 2017 and 18′. Would they have been that great without him? Probably not. Kevin Durant had to make that move to further the development of his career following a couple of failed stints at glory with OKC. While the fans held it against him, KD doesn’t care. He did what he had to.
Now, the veteran is ring-chasing with the Nets as they look to win it all in 2021/22, barring any more injuries.