DURANT: OUTTA HERE!s
MVP Leaves Thunder For Record-Setters
he biggest question of the NBA off-season was answered Monday when Kevin Durant, one of the best players ever to hit unrestricted free agency in any sport, agreed to join the Golden State Warriors.
Durant’s decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Warriors, who won an NBA-record 73 games in the regular season, let the rich get richer. Although Durant nearly led the Thunder to a stunning upset of the Warriors in the Western Conference finals this spring, the Warriors ultimately prevailed before losing to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA finals.
Now, the Warriors, regrouping, have added the 27-year-old Durant, creating a virtual Dream Team out of a starting unit that also includes the All-Stars Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. The Warriors now become the overwhelming favorites to win next season’s NBA championship, which would be their second in three years.
While Golden State forward Andre Iguodala joked about finding out the news after logging on to the internet in the middle of a flight, Green was the first prominent member of the Warriors to official greet Durant online.
“Welcome to THE FAMILY@KDTrey5 let’s just do what we are setting out to do!! #Blockoutthenoise,” Green said on Twitter.
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