Kevin Durant is already one of the greatest players in NBA history.
Over the course of his illustrious 13-year career, his two most notable stops were the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors. He played for the former between 2007 and 2016, and the latter between 2016 and 2019.
This past week, Durant appeared on the Text Message Talk Show with Dorell Wright.
There were a lot of interesting questions asked, but the one that stood out most was when Wright pressed Durant on choosing between Thunder fans and Warriors fans.
Durant’s answer was an instant classic.
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Durant no doubt has a soft spot in his heart for both fan bases. Although he obviously won two championships with the Warriors, he spent his formative years in OKC and developed a meaningful connection with the city. Plus, it’s where he won his only league MVP award.
The past is the past, though – and Durant is no doubt focused on the future.
This coming season he will return to the basketball court with the Brooklyn Nets. He and teammate Kyrie Irving are expected to turn the franchise into instant contenders for the Eastern Conference crown.
During the same interview, Durant was asked for his thoughts on new Nets head coach Steve Nash.
“I’m excited about Coach Nash,” he replied.
“I think he’s gonna build a culture in Brooklyn…having a former player walk the sidelines is always dope to see.
“He’s a brilliant basketball mind but on top of that he’s a great communicator…everything he did on the court was efficient so hopefully he brings that mentality to our team.”
All in all, 2020-21 promises to be a fun year for Nets fans.
The Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers and Indiana Pacers are obviously very good, but none of them are truly dominant. There is still plenty of space for someone to scratch and crawl their way to the top of the East.
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If Durant, Irving and Nash can gel quick, Brooklyn can make some serious noise and easily be the team that turns that entire conference on its head.
Charles Kruger has been credentialed to cover two Super Bowls, four NBA Finals, and one World Series. A 20-year veteran in the sports world, he has sources spanning the NBA, MLB, NFL, UFC and NASCAR. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Calif., he is Game 7’s go-to source for rumors surrounding the Lakers, Clippers and Dodgers.