The Kevin Durant sweepstakes is officially over. Just announced Kevin Durant will be taking his talent to the Bay area. Joining the Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors. Kevin will sign a 2 year deal worth $54 million with a player option on the second year. KD had numerous suitors for his services, Miami, San Antonio, New York, Los Angeles Clippers and OKC all had meetings with 2014 league MVP. Durant is a 2nd overall pick in the 2007 draft selected by the Seattle Supersonics who would become Oklahoma City Thunders. He is also a 4 time scoring champion, 7 time all-star would be joining a team that won a historic 73 games. Even Los Vegas is getting in on the action. Now the Golden State have a 3-2 odd on winning the Championship this upcoming season. Golden State had to pronounce the right to Harrison Barnes and possibly trade away Andrew Bogut to make the deal work. Next summer could be paying out $328 million in max contracts. Steph Curry 5 year $176M and Kevin Durant 4 years $152M. This is new Era of basketball, back in the 80's and 90's star players would never join a rival player. That was like Jordan and Thomas teaming up to win a championship. In that era players were out to prove who was the best. Only time players would team up was during the All-Star break or every 4 years apart of a Olympic team. The NBA is a global leader with league ambassadors across the globe. New tv deal means more money for the league, it's owners and players. Thanks to the new $24 billion dollar tv deal the KD deal to the Warriors is even possible. Only time will tell how good this team will be after their historic run to a 73-9 record. Will Kevin Durant's quest for a championship finally be answered.
Quotes for around the league about the Kevin Durant news
Rick Fox "Congratulations to @Warriors smart move. @kdtrey5 in the end it's about rings, block out the noise! It's a team sport not an individual sport.
Jeremy Lin "Whoa....
Jae Crowder "Wow...Really..."
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