I'm still shocked by this.
Sports, even more so at the professional level are about competition and trying to overcome obstacles. Allowing your mind to take your body to another level that feels impossible but accomplishing it anyway.
I never thought I'd say this but KD is a loser. Anything he wins on this team will never really hold as much weight versus had he chosen pretty much any other route.
Think about it. Say he wins 3 rings, people will always say "Yeah well he joined the 73 win GSW team (that he lost a 3-1 lead to mind you). There's no doubt in my mind that this is how he'll always be remembered.
I'm not even salty about it because the Lakers weren't winning soon and I assumed GSW was most likely to win next season anyways. So it's not as if I'm mad that the Warriors are going to win now.....I had pretty much accepted like most people that this was their window for a good amount of time.
I'm really just disappointed to see and athlete I looked up to and respected take the easy way out. He doesn't have a competitor mentality at all and I guess that's how I and the majority of people will always remember him.
^ Agree with all of that. For me, KD's been my guy since his Seattle days. Outside of Kobe, I haven't followed or taken a liking to any player as much as Durant.
Now, he's literally coming to play his home games a few blocks down the street from where I live, but I just can't bring myself to root for him the same way I did. I think he took the easy way out, anyone who says otherwise is delusional. He's essentially bandwagoning on a team that is the favorite to win with or without him. What's the accomplishment in that? And on top of it, you abandon your teammates who went to battle with you against them? I can't bring myself to support that. It's not as if the Thunder are a lottery team. They're the 2nd best team out West!
Overall, just a questionable move. Yeah, you're going to win some rings, but you took the easy way out to join an all-time team and contradicted everything you've supposedly believed in your entire career. Don't know if we will ever see Slim Reaper KD again, but hey like I've said, it's hard for anyone to turn down that package he was getting.
Edited by Massacre, July 04, 2016 - 09:15 PM.