The Golden State Warriors have reached the highlight of the summer, convincing Kevin Durant to leave a championship contender team with the Oklahoma City Thunder to join what should be an NBA Dynasty in the Bay. The details emerge from the free agency courting process and as the dust settles, it becomes increasingly more clear that the Warriors’ heartfelt determination was possibly their finest weapon in tempting the celeb.
In a recent report from The Undefeated’s Marc Spears, we learn that text messages from back to back MVP Steph Curry were a large part of this appeal.
“Curry told Durant in a text message he could care less about who’s the face of the franchise, who gets the most recognition or who sells the most shoes (Curry is with Under Armor, Durant with Nike),” Spears writes.
There’s more, however.
The two-time NBA MVP additionally told Durant that if Durant won the MVP award again he’d be in the front row of the press conference. In closure, Curry’s message to Durant was that all he genuinely cared about was winning championships like to do that as his teammate.
Many factors, including geography and championships and fame, will be mentioned for Durant’s departure. In the long run, it might have been the case that he simply went where he felt he was most needed by individuals he would most appreciate working with.