Durant joins the Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant, who is the biggest name in this summer’s NBA free agent class, has decided to leave the Oklahoma City Thunders and sign with the Golden State Warriors, according to CNN.
The decision was announced on the Players’ Tribune, which is a media platform used by athletes to tell their own stories. The 27- year old is listed as the “Deputy Publisher” for the website.
It was a difficult decision for him to make. According to Durant, he wanted to move out of his comfort zone to a new city and community that will offer the greatest potential for his contribution and personal growth. He had an opportunity that he didn’t want to miss out on.
Durant, who has yet to win an NBA championship, will now team up with Warriors superstar guard Stephen Curry, as well as forward Draymond Green, and guard Klay Thompson. He has played for the same organization his entire career. According to Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti, “Kevin made an indelible mark on the Thunder organization and the state of Oklahoma as a founding father of this franchise.”
According to CNN, Durant said, "It really pains me to know that I will disappoint so many people with this choice, but I believe I am doing what I feel is the right thing at this point in my life and my playing career,” Durant stated. Despite moving to another state, Durant wrote that he will miss Oklahoma City.