We’ve been waiting all season to find out where Kevin Durant will be playing in the 2019-20 season and now, we have finally got our answer. The two-time Finals MVP will be leaving the Golden State Warriors for the Brooklyn Nets, he joins the franchise along with now-former Celtics guard, Kyrie Irving.
Durant played just three seasons with the Warriors but it’s obvious that he’s left quite the legacy, two championships, two Finals MVP’s and three straight appearances in the NBA Finals.
CEO Joe Lacob released a statement on Monday to show just how much the Warriors organization have appreciated Kevin Durant as both a player and as a person.
Lacob wrote that “As long as I am Co-Chairman of this team, no player will ever wear #35 for the Warriors again.”
Statement from Warriors Co-Chairman & CEO Joe Lacob on Kevin Durant: pic.twitter.com/D2TPPZPuz1
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) July 1, 2019
The Warriors CEO also mentioned that Durant “carried himself with class and dignity both on and off the court.”
Durant may have felt like the franchise didn’t appreciate or respect him but it sure looks like they actually did and extremely appreciate what he was able to achieve in his three years with the franchise. The original move from the Thunder to the Warriors was extremely controversial with many upset and shocked with the decision that Durant decided to make.
From Golden State’s point of view, Durant’s time at the franchise was a very successful one, two championships and three Finals appearances is something to be extremely proud of.