This has been the biggest sports upsets of the last couple of years. Everybody is talking about it, and there seems to be a lot of feelings and opinions towards it. One thing is sure though, nobody expected that Kevin Durant would leave the team he had been playing for more than 9 years, not even himself. Kevin Durant announced his decision to spurn his longtime home Oklahoma City for the Golden State Warriors on the 4th of July. on July 4th. he couldn't have chosen a more paradoxical date.
This took every sports fans out there aback. What? Kevin Durant ditched the team he said he was not going to leave? He Joined The golden State Warriors? Impossible some said. The general disbelief was palpable. All over the internet and the traditional media many experts and commentators are debating how this will impact Kevin's Career and the NBA in general. The aftermath of this event is clear: The Warriors have become the most hated team, and KD also has his share of criticism. He's been called a traitor, turncoat, liar, disloyal, all things imaginable.
Durant’s choice to join Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson has created a devastating team. Golden State, the 2015 champion that was minutes away from the 2016 title, now has four All-Stars in the primes of their careers with the potential to dominate professional basketball for many years to come
But what everybody wants to know is: Why? why did this player decide to leave his beloved team? the team that supported him and that he assured was not going to leave in the near future? what was involved in his sudden decision to forget the promise he had made?
Golden State’s executives made a series of moves that positioned them to attract Durant long before they could formally sway him. Their team had also become the NBA’s most attractive destination. They had developed an organizational culture that was appealing to free agents, embraced a style of basketball that was irresistible to almost anyone and, most important, they won. Loads.
The icing on the cake was the offer he finally recived from the Warriors: a two-year, $54.3 million deal with a player option for Year 2. In Kevin Durant's own words, his transference to this team will "represent a personal success" and will give him more chances of improving his career.
What will the future bring for this talented player?