Cloth Talk: Kevin Durant Leaves Oklahoma City and Becomes a Warrior

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“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.” –Kevin Durant

Yes, Kevin Durant decided to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder in order to become a part of the Golden state Warriors. His decision confused a lot of NBA fans and maybe even upset a few of them, however, it is clear that Durant made this decision based off what he thought was best for him and his basketball career.

Durant’s decision to join Golden State just gave them a very high chance of not only playing in the NBA play-offs, but maybe even being able to make up for their lost this year, by actually becoming the champions of next season. Durant will be teaming up with two-time MVP Steph Curry and All-Star players Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. The Warriors will definitely be one of the teams to look out for next season.

The fans aren’t the only ones feeling a way about Durant’s decision, the NBA league has definitely been affected by his decision as well. This is all too familiar for the league, reminding them of the “super powered” team formed in 2010 when LeBron James, Chris Bosh, and Dwayne Wade teamed up as Miami Heat players. Now Golden State has taken it a step forward by adding FOUR All-Stars to one team. Next season is going to be very interesting to say the least.

Kevin Durant’s contract is expected to be a two-year, $54.3 million contract. This will make Durant the highest paid player on the Warriors, followed by Klay Thompson ($16.6 million), Draymond Green ($15.3 million), and Stephen Curry ($12.1 million).

It looks like the odds are definitely in Golden State’s favor. The basketball Gods has blessed them with something special. It’s about to be a real-life Space Jam movie next season and we will be tuning in. Will you?

written by Chandra Meadows for POP ATL