NBA free agency is always a controversial time. Trades are made, players are moved around, and in this case superstar alliances are built.
Early Monday, Kevin Durant shockingly decided to end is run with Oklahoma City Thunder and take his talents to the Golden State Warriors. Yes, you read that correctly. The already powerhouse Warrior squad, who had a record-setting season this year, as well as make two final runs in a row has just received another hall of famer.
Twitter exploded when news broke of Durant’s decision. Similar to LeBron James leaving Cleveland for Miami, fans are heated that he didn’t stick it out with the team that signed him and molded him into a superstar. However, many understand his reasons for leaving. Simply, he wasn’t winning championships as a Thunder, but as a Warrior, he has a his best chance to win multiple titles. How can you hate on that? Michael Jordan won with a stacked Chicago Bulls team, LeBron won with a stacked Miami Heat team. Why can’t Durant?
Twitter is now in a state of civil war, as memes are being shot across our timelines either for Durant or against. Which side are you on?
i hope Russell Westbrook treats Kevin Durant like how KG treated Ray Allen when he left the Celtics pic.twitter.com/HS9ubXr78C
— ️ (@ItsYoungCurt) July 4, 2016
Damn KD im disappointed in you bro. Aint no way in hell a team keep beating me and I join them when I got all the pieces already to compete
— James (@Mikey_Peel) July 4, 2016
Don't give a damn what anyone says: weak move by KD. You go to GSW, the team who beat you, when you're already on a title contender? Please!
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) July 4, 2016
Your girl bout as loyal as Kevin Durant
— Father Forehead (@LilTartheBasedQ) July 4, 2016
Damn KD real deal desperate for a ring smh
— Snap: JalenBernarddd (@JalenBernard) July 4, 2016
"The BasedGod" wants to speak,As life unravels and superstars make decisions that change lifes, welcome home KD the curse is lifted – Lil B
— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) July 4, 2016
Dwyane Wade's Snapchat reaction to Kevin Durant's announcement pic.twitter.com/v3QBOKQ6My
— Alysha Tsuji (@AlyshaTsuji) July 4, 2016
First look at the Warriors next season. pic.twitter.com/wyarcw2JgM
— The Race Draft (@The_Race_Draft) July 4, 2016
So LeBron could form his super team in Miami and form another super team in his hometown and KD is the bad guy?
— Kazeem Famuyide (@RealLifeKaz) July 4, 2016