Barely a month after an AMAZING ending to the NBA with game 7 between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavilers, the free agency period is heating up. So far, we’ve seen record breaking contracts and franchise players making that leap to a new team, which leads us to Kevin Durant. The big question of if he stays in OKC or leaves has been all the talk of the league especially after Derrick Rose was traded to the New York Knicks.
On the Fourth of July, Durant penned an article on The Players Tribune announcing his decision to join Steph Curry and join the Golden State Warriors:
The primary mandate I had for myself in making this decision was to have it based on the potential for my growth as a player — as that has always steered me in the right direction. But I am also at a point in my life where it is of equal importance to find an opportunity that encourages my evolution as a man: moving out of my comfort zone to a new city and community which offers the greatest potential for my contribution and personal growth. With this in mind, I have decided that I am going to join the Golden State Warriors.
I’m from Washington, D.C. originally, but Oklahoma City truly raised me. It taught me so much about family as well as what it means to be a man. There are no words to express what the organization and the community mean to me, and what they will represent in my life and in my heart forever. The memories and friendships are something that go far beyond the game. Those invaluable relationships are what made this deliberation so challenging.
His contract is for two years, $54 million with a player option for next year.
In a twist of events, the feud between Durant AND Lil B is over. Just an hour after KD announced his decision, Lil B tweeted “welcome home” to the NBA All-Star and said the curse is lifted. Back in 2011 Durant reportedly called Lil B a “wack rapper,” which caused The Based God to say that Durrant will never win a championship. Every year since then, Lil B confirmed that the curse was still alive and well, even predicting that the Warriors would beat OKC in the playoff. Maybe they’ll play that one-on-one game Lil B requested a few years back.
"The BasedGod" wants to speak,As life unravels and superstars make decisions that change lifes, welcome home KD the curse is lifted – Lil B
— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) July 4, 2016