Much has been made about the alleged feud between Kevin Durant — now with the Brooklyn Nets — and his former teammates with the Golden State Warriors. As it turns out, however, the two-time Finals MVP actually considers his time with the Dubs as an “incredible” experience, per his manager, Rich Kleiman.
According to Kleiman, despite all that has been said in the aftermath of Durant's exit, his client still looks back at his stint with the Warriors with fondness.
“He has never regretted decisions,” Kleiman said on The Athletic's “Tampering” podcast this week, via Ali Thanawala of NBC Sports. “He feels like his experience in the Bay was incredible. He went to three Finals, won two Finals MVPs, formed an incredible set of relationships for life there. Has incredible friends there. So that situation was awesome.”
We're not sure who Kleiman is referring to here when he mentions Durant's “incredible friends” from the Bay Area. This may not necessarily be his former Warriors teammates, especially considering how there has been some back-and-forth between Durant and some of his ex-teammates since they parted ways.
Kleiman made it clear, though, that Durant is moving on, and that he is very much happy with where he is right now.
“And he got to go to New York, where he wanted to play and play for an organization that he was interested in being a part of and he’s playing with a player he wanted to play with, and he did it his way. He chose where he wanted to be,” Kleiman added.
It was earlier reported that despite the delay in the current campaign, the Nets still have no intention to play Durant this season. Nevertheless, he should be ready to go by the start of the 2020-21 campaign — whenever that may be.