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Kevin Durant to Warriors (Two years, $54.3M)

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by batkins, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. Torn n Frayed

    Torn n Frayed Member

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    Paul G. falls in faint, covered in his own genetic filth...:rolleyes:
     
  2. shastarocket

    shastarocket Contributing Member

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Relationships are important people!</p>&mdash; DWade (@DwyaneWade) <a href="https://twitter.com/DwyaneWade/status/750000291425218560">July 4, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  3. justtxyank

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    No they haven't.

    This is the most dangerous super team ever. Four hall of famers in their prime. Unbelievable.
     
  4. what

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    They are going to lose Ezeli and Bogut, and they can't replace them. This was not a good move, lol.
     
  5. tmac2therack

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    Heel turn.

    The rest of he NBA should refuse to take Bogut and see if the Warriors can make the cap space.
     
  6. B-Bob

    B-Bob "94-year-old self-described dreamer"

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    That's all fair, but it just strikes me as weird for people to resent free agency so much. I mean... I can TOTALLY understand OKC fans flaming the guy and calling him weak. (That's what we'll do when Harden joins a superteam in a couple of years.)

    I do think the analogy to the work world is okay actually. Stephen A Smith better never change networks to a gig he likes better. Know what i mean?

    In the end, I guess people are reacting to the most basic instinct of basketball. When we show up at the gym or the outdoor court for a pick-up game, you never put all the best people on one team. It's weak. It's not competitive. Why would you ever do that? So if I think about it that way, the salt makes more sense.

    I'm just putting in two cents for Durant's right to do what he wants, live where he wants and work where he wants. But people can be as salty as they want -- you're right.
     
  7. thedude077

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    I really don't care if Durant joined the Warriors. What bothers me is what he said 5 years ago, making fun of players for joining the Heat and Lakers. What a hypocrite.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">There's been tremendous pressure within Durant's inner-circle to make dramatic move, to ride endorsement wave of change. Well, he did it.</p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/WojVerticalNBA/status/749994835344580608">July 4, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    this makes the most sense to me. sometimes you just have to shake things up.
     
  9. nono

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    Gordon and Anderson will crush them. You guys just watch !
     
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    No one will respect him for winning a ring this way. It takes a pretty weak man to be okay with winning like this. It reminds me of a time me and some friends signed up for one of those three on three hoops tournaments. We signed up for the couch potato league having not played basketball in years and certainly not competitively. Our tallest guy was 6 foot. The team we played in the first round was alley oopping and dunking on us and come to find out were college basketball players. Their shortest guy was like 6'3". What a joke!
     
  11. justtxyank

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    Not only are these four hall of famers joining up, but it's a good basketball fit for all of them. All of them do so much without the ball that having durant or curry has the creator doesn't negate anyone else. Absolutely ridiculous. Relentless.
     
  12. mr. 13 in 33

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Cavs should should just Fedex that Trophy right back to Oakland. It's Over!!!! No way anybody beats Golden State with Durant!</p>&mdash; Kendall Gill (@KendallG13) <a href="https://twitter.com/KendallG13/status/749993784553967620">July 4, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Getting a lot of &quot;SMH&quot; texts from NBA players regarding the Kevin Durant news. This is bad news for other contenders.</p>&mdash; Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlexKennedyNBA/status/750000146583318528">July 4, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">OKC losing Kevin Durant is second greatest free-agent loss ever. It's close, but Orlando still holds No. 1 spot with Shaq bolting in 1996.</p>&mdash; Brian K. Schmitz (@MagicInsider) <a href="https://twitter.com/MagicInsider/status/750000306881196032">July 4, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">While disappointed, Thunder prepared themselves for Durant's decision &amp; will take some time to evaluate their options, sources said</p>&mdash; Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) <a href="https://twitter.com/WindhorstESPN/status/749998438272544769">July 4, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">OKC brought Presti, Billy Donovan, Clay Bennett and support staff to Sunday meeting in Hamptons. They waited there until Durant decision.</p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/WojVerticalNBA/status/749997225850404864">July 4, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  14. nono

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    It's the most sensible decision. The truth is that he wasn't going to win ANYTHING with OKC. They can't even get to the finals, let alone beat Lebron and the CAVS.
    This is just the natural order of life. The strong crush the weak. No need to suffer every year just so some neckbeard at home thinks you're a great guy. Bah !
     
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  15. Kate81

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    Not happy with this move... but.

    People change.
     
  16. mr. 13 in 33

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The game has really changed. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/happy4thofjuly?src=hash">#happy4thofjuly</a></p>&mdash; Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) <a href="https://twitter.com/Dame_Lillard/status/749996586600525824">July 4, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
     
  17. pippendagimp

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    it's not that simple b/c he's the superstar face of his team. and he just let them huge by choking badly in the last series. to compare him to an HP employee is not appropriate. he's like the founding CEO who F's up and causes his own stock to crash, and then just parachutes out the back and joins the main rival competitor.
     
  18. Rox225

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    Irrelevant what happened in finals. The argument was that GS was so far ahead of OKC from contention that Durant needed to jump ship to win a title. BS. David West chasing a ring in the twilight of his career is way different than a top 5 player, future HOF'er doing it. Like I said, he can get his ring but count me as one of those older NBA fans who thinks it matters how it was won.
     
  19. Kate81

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    I think you gotta trade him before they lose him for nothing.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">this is phenomenal television <a href="https://t.co/LWwB9zXnRt">pic.twitter.com/LWwB9zXnRt</a></p>&mdash; Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) <a href="https://twitter.com/KennyDucey/status/749999170082177025">July 4, 2016</a></blockquote>
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