Incredible news and will surely make them unstoppable! Kevin Durant has sensationally announced he is joining the record breaking NBA Finalists Golden State Warriors to team up with Stephen Curry. Amazing!
This will take basketball to another level! Kevin Durant, 27, will be joining Stephen Curry in Oakland to play for the Golden State Warriors after sensationally signing for them after being a free agent. That means the NBA Finalists will boast an incredible line-up with Steph, Klay Thompson and Kevin scoring points in unison for fun! Watch out the NBA!
Now, there were a host of teams that were jostling for Kevin, who was the most in-demand free agent this summer in the NBA. The seven-time All-Star decided to cut his ties with Oklahoma City Thunder after 9 glorious seasons with them.
Kevin, who is signed to Jay Z‘s Roc Nation, met with 6 teams including the Warriors, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat and Oklahoma in the Hamptons from July 1 to July 3. In the end, he decided it was best to sign for the Warriors.
Financially it was said that Oklahoma were going to offer him the best deal, but as Kevin has said in past interviews he isn’t money-motivated and he clearly wanted to do what was best for his career.
That said, early reports from ESPN on his contract details suggest he is in for a bumper payday. The sports channel claims Kevin he is expected to sign a two-year contract worth $54.3 million. That deal is also said to include a player option deal after the first year.
“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,” Durant wrote on The Players Tribune. “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.”
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