Creating an unprecedented super-team, 2014 NBA MVP and 7x NBA All-Star Kevin Durant has elected to sign with the Golden State Warriors, per a self-written contribution to The Players' Tribune.
Part of his statement:
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.
Experts forecasted Durant returning to the Oklahoma City Thunder for perhaps a final year to go after a championship with star teammate Russell Westbrook, but Durant has decided to take an immediate leap over to the Bay Area.
The Internet has lost its mind over the move.
Warriors fans everywhere right now are like ... https://t.co/DrIjGkquZm— Mike & Mike (@MikeAndMike) July 4, 2016