NBA All-Star Kevin Durant has left the Oklahoma City Thunder, a team he has been with throughout his nine-year career, and has signed a two-year deal worth $54.3 Million with the Golden State Warriors.
“The primary mandate I had for myself in making this decision was to have it based on the potential for my growth as a player — as that has always steered me in the right direction,” he wrote in a statement for the PlayersTribune. “But I am also at a point in my life where it is of equal importance to find an opportunity that encourages my evolution as a man: moving out of my comfort zone to a new city and community which offers the greatest potential for my contribution and personal growth.”
Durant could have written a book justifying his reasons for going but it wouldn’t stop fans, players and pundits from getting in their feelings. These are the best reactions to his move on the internet.
There was little sympathy for Russell Westbrook, who is now the last man standing from the 2012 Western Conference champs squad.
Video meme makers had a ball with the dramatic “betrayal theme”
The faux convos between KD and Steph Curry were pretty spot on.
Some fans just spoke the truth…
But these disgruntled OKC fans are fresh off the domestic terrorism watch list.
13. And this kid’s father is setting him up to become a serial killer for sure…
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith couldn’t even wait to get on the air to give his hot take….
But these NBA video game fans know where the real controversy is…
And of course Lil B lifting the curse on Kevin Durant is the biggest and best reaction of them all…