Why Kevin Durant wore sweatpants, not suits, to Finals

Ruben Hill
June 12, 2018

Durant, who endured serious scrutiny when he joined the Warriors from the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2016, later said he thinks "a lot of players might be too afraid to come and play for us".

"Sometimes you don't negotiate".

The most lucrative deal that Durant can make at this time is to opt out of his current deal and then sign for four years and $160 million.

"I feel vulnerable all the time", Warriors general manager Bob Myers said Monday. But, Kevin Durant, look at what he did previous year for us.

We get what Durant is trying to say: That he was arguably the most important player on team with huge talents like two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry and sharpshooter Klay Thompson is a sparkling achievement, and much more of a resume-booster than if he was the lone alpha dog on, say, the Phoenix Suns. They've earned the right to do whatever they want; maybe they want to wait until free agency. "I'm happy I'll be able dial up some of them and get some equity in that deal when it comes to being able to talk amongst the greats and experience what they experienced". "No matter how much you enjoy it, nobody wants to be in school that long". He's earned that, to kind of lay out the terms. Nothing to me was that shocking, but we went through some stuff.

Slate's Craig Fehrman put it simply: "The NBA has been bad for two years, and it's Kevin Durant's fault". Andre's injury really hurt us before that and helped Houston get back in the series.

West said after the title clincher that the team went through things behind the scenes that would be surprising if revealed. "I don't know. I'll stay on my side, for sure".

"So I don't think that's going to define me as a player".

"Certain challenges, some were apparent, some not", Myers said.

Kerr plans to take it easy for the next several months and not work much as Myers handles the contracts and money, while leaving summer league coaching duties to Willie Green.

Yes, it's been reported - and aggregated - that the Warriors are interested in acquiring Anthony Davis, but that's in the same way that I'm interested in acquiring a Mercedes AMG S-63 - I'd certainly like to have it, but I'm neither capable or willing to pay what it costs.

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