Kevin Durant Reveals The Reason He Left Warriors For Nets In NBA Free Agency

Kevin Durant made a shocking decision this summer, and left the Golden State Warriors for the Brooklyn Nets. There is one major reason for this move, and he decided to reveal it in an interview with Chris Haynes from Yahoo.

“Because I wanted to. The basketball was appealing.”

Simple as that. According to analysts, the Nets are a franchise on the rise. They have Joe Harris, Caris LeVert, Spencr Dinwiddie and Jarrett Allen. The team lost D’Angelo Russell, but they have Kyrie Irving.

“If I was leaving the Warriors, it was always going to be for the Nets,” Durant told Haynes. “They got the pieces and a creative front office. I just like what they were building.”

If you ask Durant, he will say that the Warriors aren’t responsible for his injury.

“Hell, no. How can you blame [the Warriors]? Hell, no,” Durant said. “I heard the Warriors pressured me into getting back. Nobody never said a word to me during rehab as I was coming back. It was only me and [director of sports medicine and performance] Rick [Celebrini] working out every day. Right when the series started, I targeted Game 5. Hell, nah. It just happened. It’s basketball. S— happens. Nobody was responsible for it. It was just the game. We just need to move on from that s— because I’m going to be back playing.”

It was a big game and a big night for everybody.

“Yeah, I still think about that night,” Durant explained. “Every experience I’ve been through in the league is obviously always ingrained in my mind, but that one is definitely always going to be a huge part of my career because it’s the biggest stage and the type of injury I had. But now I look at it as me just going out there playing basketball, and I happened to get hurt. And now I’m just waiting to get back. I know it’s a huge deal to everybody else, but I just try to take it on the chin and keep it moving.”

It’s the mindset that helped him prepare for the NBA Finals.

“No matter what the series was, I was aiming for Game 5,” he said. “That’s why I played when it was 3-1. No matter what, I just wanted to play in the Finals. I just wanted to hoop, especially if I could be out there. I was feeling good leading up to it. I was working out every day. I was gradually getting back to myself doing the two-a-days. I was really locked in on my game and trying to get back. I really wanted to play in that series.”

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