Kevin Durant is joining the Golden State Warriors.
He is expected to sign a two-year, $54.3 million contract, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. The deal would include a player option after the first year.
Kevin Durant will sign with Golden State, he writes on the Players Tribune!!!
This has been by far the most challenging few weeks in my professional life. I understood cognitively that I was facing a crossroads in my evolution as a player and as a man, and that it came with exceptionally difficult choices. What I didn’t truly understand, however, was the range of emotions I would feel during this process.
The primary mandate I had for myself in making this decision was to have it based on the potential for my growth as a player — as that has always steered me in the right direction. But I am also at a point in my life where it is of equal importance to find an opportunity that encourages my evolution as a man: moving out of my comfort zone to a new city and community which offers the greatest potential for my contribution and personal growth. With this in mind, I have decided that I am going to join the Golden State Warriors.
Kevin Durant had a 'lengthy phone call' with Golden State Warriors exec, NBA logo and legend, Jerry West, one day after Durant met with the Warriors.
Jerry West is one of the most powerful persons in the NBA. West brought the young Kobe Bryant to the Lakers on draft day and later signed Shaquille O’Neal, and those two won five NBA Championships with the Los Angeles Lakers (three together, Kobe two without Shaq).
And now, he convinced one of the best players in the world, Kevin Durant, to sign with Golden State Warriors. Unbelievable!
Now, Warriors are the strongest contenders in the NBA. They don't have "Big 3", they have "Big 4".
The Golden State Warriors have Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green. They are locked to play in the NBA Finals 2017. Who could stop them? Nobody in the Western Conference, even San Antonio Spurs with the mastermind Gregg Popovich.
Wow, it's a big night for Kevin Durant and for the Warriors Nation. How could imagine this scenario?
And now, we are waiting for the NBA Finals 2017... Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green against LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love.
“If you’re competitive and you want something, you’re going to try to find a way to get it,” West said 4 years ago. “You realize certain players can make a significant impact on your winning and losing.”
Welcome to the Warriors Nation!!!
Kevin Durant surely is now the most hated player in the game, unbelievable.