Reasons Kevin Durant Ruined the NBA Next Season

I'm just disappointed from a competitive standpoint, because it would mean more to win one-just like it meant more to LeBron to win one in Cleveland-it would mean more to Kevin to win one in Oklahoma than it would be in Golden State.

On that meeting in the Hamptons.

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Now everybody wants to play for Golden State. Like I said, I went with my gut, my instincts.

Following their historical (73-9) campaign and coming within a couple of possessions of repeating as National Basketball Association champs, the Warriors didn't need an overhaul by any stretch of the imagination, especially when their core guys are just entering their prime. While that may be true in the eyes of many, how much more revered would Miller be if he had won a championship? It was natural, authentic, real.

Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett, like the rest of the city, is still coping with the reality that Kevin Durant will no longer play for the Thunder. I know that. I know I haven't changed as a person or treat other people differently because I made a decision to play basketball in another city. They wanted to let me know how I would fit in with their group. And it's the best decision for me. I just tried to focus on me, but also realize the relationship that I had.

On taking the "easy" route.

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Kerr won't change his team's style with the addition of KD, whom the coach will count on as a "brilliant passer" and someone who can cut and do it all. They wasn't even a good team when I got there, first and foremost.

On breaking the news to Westbrook.

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Durant also mentioned that he thought Westbrook would talk again soon. "Obviously, it's tough", Durant said. I couldn't consider, totally, everybody's feelings at this point, because it'd be hard to. Our relationship was great. He was an All-Star 11 times but only made the Finals once, in his 1992-93 MVP season, losing to Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls in six games.

On the day of the decision.

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On those who vilify his decision to join the Warriors.

Coveted free agent Kevin Durant announced on The Players Tribune that he would be suiting up for the Warriors in the upcoming National Basketball Association (NBA) season. Durant will wear his signature jersey number 35 with the Warriors. As our man LB explained in his rant defending Durant (video here), our glorification of winning championships at all costs is the reason K.D. felt he had to leave Oklahoma City.

"For him to get away from the city and to be courted by all these other teams".

If you hated that he chose Golden State, his argument for how he took a hard road probably won't sway you at all.

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