Kevin Durant, who will be joining the Brooklyn Nets, left the Golden State Warriors since he felt overlooked by its fans, as per a Sunday report.
Kendrick Perkins – Durant’s previous Oklahoma City Thunder partner – and another source near Durant, revealed to The Undefeated’s Marc J. Lances that Durant felt dominated by Warriors’ point guard Stephen Curry.
Durant’s inclination is justifiable, given that Curry, who was picked in 2009, is largely the essence of the franchise, writes Spears.
“There was always the sense that the 10-time All-Star felt like a distant second fiddle to Stephen Curry,” Spears said.
He included that two occasions additionally distanced Durant from the Warriors: fans reciting “M-V-P” for Curry at home games, and general manager Bob Meyers joking during the Warrior’s 2018 championship parade that Durant could have whatever agreement he wanted in free office – something very similar he had obviously revealed to Curry the year earlier.
Durant will sign a deal with the Brooklyn Nets when his free organization status finishes on July sixth. ESPN announced that the agreement will be worth $164 million.