NBA: Kevin Durant Says He & Westbrook Were ‘Work Friends’ & Explains Why He Chose Warriors


In case you haven’t noticed, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have been battling in the media with each of them getting two covers of major magazines (Durant –Rolling Stone/SLAM & Westbrook – Sports Illustrated/GQ) to tell their side of the story.  Earlier today I posted the excerpts from Durant’s Rolling Stone article talking about why he left the Thunder.  In this excerpt, Durant talks about the moments he decided to rock with the Warriors.

(Photo) NBA: Russell Westbrook Used IG to Call Kevin Durant Soft as a Cupcake


I still remember July 4th when Kevin Durant posted the first-person article on The Player’s Tribune announcing that he was leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors.  I remember checking Russell Westbrook’s social media to see if the outspoken guard said anything about losing his partner in crime.   I also remember seeing the picture of the cupcakes he posted, thinking it was his way of showing he’s unbothered.  Well, it turns out I was wrong.

NBA: Kevin Durant on Why He Left Thunder, Them Breaking His Heart & Not Being With Him Anymore


Since July 4, 2016, the day Kevin Durant declared his independence from the Oklahoma City Thunder, we’ve read and heard various reports about why he chose the Warriors, how Russell Westbrook factored into the decision, and even derogatory remarks about Durant’s personality.  Durant officially went from one of the nicest, most loved stars, to a villain in the league.  In a cover story for Rolling Stone, Durant delved into his childhood, his experiences and gave the most in depth look into a decision that changed the face of the NBA.

NBA: Charles Barkley Doubts Warriors Can Win Title Shooting Jumpers; Says Injuries Helped in 2015


Well, it’s no surprise here, Charles Barkley still does not like the Golden State Warriors and is once again predicting that they will not win the NBA championship this upcoming season.

NBA: Andre Iguodala Says Finals Loss Got Warriors Durant & Might Propel Them to Win 4 Championships

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The Golden State Warriors organization was named the 2016 ENCORE winner on Monday night. It’s a prestigious award, given by the Stanford Graduate School of Business to the entrepreneurial company of the year. Past winners include Google, Apple and Twitter. This is the first time a sports organization has won it.  It was a big deal for the organization, so much so that majority owner Joe Lacob not only showed up to accept the award, but brought Bob Myers, Kevin Durant and Andre Iguodala with him.  During the ceremony, they each candidly answered questions about their Finals loss and getting Durant in free agency.

NBA: Warriors CEO Joe Lacob to Angry NBA Owners: ‘Sorry We Got [Kevin Durant]


The Golden State Warriors were already considered a powerhouse team after winning an NBA championship and going an unprecedented  73-9 the next season, then they did something incredible, they signed Kevin Durant.  The former Oklahoma City Thunder star was the catch of the offseason and had many people already declaring the Warriors the next NBA champions.  The move of course did not go over well with the other NBA team owners.

NBA: Kevin Durant Says Warriors Finals Collapse Made Him Want to Join the Team


There’s been a lot of speculation as to why Kevin Durant chose the Golden State Warriors.  Ironically the Warriors and Durant’s former team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, both lost 3-1 leads in the playoffs earlier this year.  Durant, however, says the Warriors collapse is helped him choose them in free agency.

NBA: Steve Nash Says Warriors ‘Could be Better Than Any Team in NBA History’


The Golden State Warriors already set a new record finishing 73-9 last season, but they still aren’t considered the best team in history since they failed to win an NBA championship that same year.  They are slated by many to win the title this year with the addition of Kevin Durant and their player-development consultant, Steve Nash says they now could be the  best in NBA history.

NBA: Kevin Durant on Warriors After 45 Point Win Over Clippers: ‘It’s different here. It’s fun here’


Kevin Durant played his second game with his new team, the Golden State Warriors, and realized there’s more he needs to learn about the game.  The Warriors move the ball a lot more, they led the league last season in assists per game at 28.9 while the Thunder was in 10th place.  Though it was just a preseason game, the Warriors made a statement as they beat the Clippers 120-75.  Durant appeared very happy with his new team.

NBA: Stephen Curry Optimistic He Will Re-Sign With Warriors in Free Agency


If there was any doubt that Stephen Curry would re-sign with the Golden State Warriors, he put that to bed during media day.  The sharpshooter made it clear that he intends to stay with the western conference champions.  With all these big contracts recently signed, it’s been pointed out over and over again that Curry’s contract was significantly less considering his talent, but that contract was signed long ago before the MVPs when his ankle was still fragile.  The Warriors have a chance now to make that up and there’s no doubt that they will.

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