According to ESPN, Kevin Durant's desire to own an NBA team has intensified since joining the Golden State Warriors.
"Over the past year and a half, sources say Durant and his business partner Rich Kleiman have taken numerous meetings with existing owners and tech CEOs to learn the lay of the land." (via ESPN)
For Durant, he wants to start putting himself in a position to take on ownership now, a goal he has had for a while now. And although Durant's intentions of owning an NBA team may seem a little weird, he wouldn't be the first superstar to do so. Larry Bird and Michael Jordan both count themselves among the NBA owners circle, and LeBron James has also stated he intends to own his own team someday as well.
Still, there's more to this than meets the eye. Durant has another motive in mind -- one that involves race. By buying his own share of a team, he wishes to "add another African-American in the position of majority ownership."
There's no mistaking it: Durant is absolutely serious about this, and steps are already being taken to ensure his plans become reality. But regarding the matter of what team he'll own, and what role he'll play in making franchise decisions, is a question we won't have answered until the day finally arrives.