Kevin Durant

Former Oklahoma Thunder star Kevin Durant signed announced he will sign a 2-year, $54 million contract with the hapless Golden State Warriors. The deal includes a player option after the 1st year.

The player option will allow Durant to maximize his salary under the NBA’s $107 million salary cap in 2017 (an increase from $94 million this year).

Durant, 27, announced his decision on Monday via a post on The Player’s Tribune.

Durant was courted heavily by other NBA teams.

The former NBA MVP met with reps from the Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat and the Thunder.

He said the decision to go to the Bay area was “by far the most challenging few weeks in my professional life.”

The Thunder lost 3 straight games to the Warriors who were down 3-1 in the semifinals of the 2016 NBA playoffs.

The Warriors went on to lose 3 straight games to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. No team had ever come back from 3-1 down to win the NBA title.

The loss ended Golden State’s chances of winning back-to-back NBA championships.

Today Show anchor Tamron Hall was the first to break the news on Twitter.com on Sunday.

Tamron Hall tweet


  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    OH WE TALKING TEAMS!! Two MVPs. We gone be lit this season.

  • thrift.store.jungle

    these wealthy [and talented] men will do what they feel is best for their resume and their wallets. there’s very little loyalty in business. can’t blame him at all. thanks for the post, auntie ?

  • what?why

    Smart move – family live on the West coast and say that these Warrior players are gentlemen but more importantly family men – nice place for a young impressionable man to be.

  • nicelyput32

    Wow, just wow.

  • nicelyput32

    Wow, just wow.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I’m not mad about this. Patrick Ewing and Karl Malone stayed with the teams that drafted him and they got no rings. They ain’t got nothing to show for it but a retired jersey #. Get your championship homie.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I’m not mad about this. Patrick Ewing and Karl Malone stayed with the teams that drafted him and they got no rings. They ain’t got nothing to show for it but a retired jersey #. Get your championship homie.

  • Sexy CJ

    Well Alright Now Kevy Kev !!!!!!!!……….Happy 4th of July Everyone…….

  • Sexy CJ

    Well Alright Now Kevy Kev !!!!!!!!……….Happy 4th of July Everyone…….

  • Sexy CJ

    **********

  • Sexy CJ

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  • jazmine

    so…he’s like a role player now? That’s…cool?

  • jazmine

    so…he’s like a role player now? That’s…cool?

  • http://disqus.com/ yoliewinecorporation

    Alrighty then!!

  • bemetoo

    Kd ring chasing.. Why not attack his character like they did lebron.. Oh and I see 2more rings for golpden state lol

  • Blaque Mahogany

    People kill me acting like these players can’t go to different teams. Good for him.

    P.S. I can’t stand Stephen A Smith

  • nicelyput32

    OFF TOPIC: There’s a petition to fire Jesse Williams from Greg’s Anatomy. MUTHAF%&$#@S

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Saw that coming. I want to see what the network/Shonda Rhimes does.

  • Fendi

    Wypipo are mad. Who cares? Now they know, in part, how people feel about them daily. If you keep a lid on a boiling pot, it will eventually boil over. Smart Black men and women are tired of playing roles (no pun intended) with white folks. That mess should’ve stopped long ago.

    We need more Jesses and people who’ve spoken up prior to him, because he isn’t the first and shouldn’t be the last. I remember when Jada Pinkett (not a Smith then) spoke out and said Black people in America need an agenda so we can resolve some of the issues plaguing our community. That was at least 20 years ago, if not longer. I didn’t understand then, but I overstand now.

    We need that agenda so we can effectuate those changes. It is long overdue.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Oprah will put him on something.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I love it when they’re mad ???

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Here come Stephen A Smith running his mouth ???

  • Savoy7

    I think Karl Malone got a ring as a Laker. I think.

  • Fendi

    Now, all Kevin Durant needs is a Proactiv endorsement. Not trying to be petty, but it is so strange to me how people earn as much money as he earns yet they have bad skin, bad teeth and/or bad hair. Invest some of that money in yourself while you’re still young, KD. You have the potential to be great in all aspects of your life, not just your career.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Stephen mad his annoying non athletic ass can’t make that NBA money. He has to pay triple for his side thots and he can’t even get the good ones. He comes off like he has little dack syndrome. He always has some slick ****t to say about grown men making grown money moves. Why you really mad Stephen???

  • harley_quinn2.0

    They lost to the Pistons….That was his final season.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    This!

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Let’s see if they treat him like they did Lebron and still treat Lebron. I doubt it. Believe it or not, I still don’t see GSW winning next year. Can’t say why, I just don’t like the chemistry, or maybe its Kerr’s coaching, or lack there of, but I’m not gonna just assume they are going to win with KD.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    https://www.change.org/p/abc-sign-petition-to-fire-jesse-williams-from-grey-s-anatomy-for-racist-rant/c . The people in the comments section are off the chain! Racist trash everywhere!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I don’t see them winning next season either. Durant just wants a ring. No, they won’t treat him like LeBron, because everyone hates LeBron.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    They say he’s gay, which would explain a lot.

  • BlueCandy

    Can’t believe I agree with Steven A. Smith?

  • B.Loveitt

    What a hypocritical hypocrite…

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Steven A is a coon.

  • Fedupwss

    Steven A Smith, smh, I wish he would get help for that condition he has called coonery. Him
    and Charles Barley seems like they are running i a coon pageant. Let Kevin be great with GSW. Like Ayesha said it was fixed and I believe her. We went from the plantation to the Sports arena being traded like cattle.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Oh yes it would. I think dudes that act like him either have daddy issues or bitch tendencies.

  • nicelyput32

    Racism is alive and well.

  • nicelyput32

    Say what nah???

  • TheRealLee

    Good for KD. Look at Wade, 3 championships and Miami still won’t pay him what he deserves. Loyalty is not a two way street. Look at the crazy money being thrown at people who never won a ring.

  • Savoy7

    Oh. My bad…..

  • nekkkyj

    Golden state doesn’t want him they were happy with the players they had

  • OvertheMississippi

    As does CEOs and others working to feed and to pamper their families.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    And here I thought it was Skip Bayless all the time.

  • Renee Bee

    Chile…

  • Traci404

    Go TAMRON!

  • Traci404

    Skip Bayless was tired of him and ESPN jumped ship to FOX.
    go sit down.
    Tired of his tirades.

  • Traci404

    he needs to be worried about his own career moves..
    SkipBayless jumped ship and left his ass blowing hot air

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    Nah malone left and tried to get one with the lakers didn’t work out for him

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    He nakes 5 mil a year at espn so i think he good on money

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    Rt! They not winning next year! Lebron knows how to beat them now and he been beating durant ever since he been in the league! Durant will bow down to lebron like he always had

  • Handle your issues

    You gonna have to have a payment plan to afford a ticket now……season ticket holders are the real winners.

  • Handle your issues

    They will win next year….if nba allows it.

  • Guest who

    That’s funny you say that and support his decision. But when Lebron did this after suffering with the Cavs for 7 years to go to Miami people were burning his jersey in the streets. But Kevin gets waves of support huh! OK!

  • B Cooper

    Yeah and also the Heat were not nearly as good as OKC was and were not considered contenders. Heck, OKC was their own worst enemy in this past Golden State series. We have to see how this works out for Golden State but right now it looks like they eliminated the problem of getting beat this time around by OKC but they lost two of their prime defenders TO THE MAVS. And the west still has the Spurs and a presumably healthy Clippers!

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Far from NBA money … especially if you have a luxury lifestyle and after Uncle Sam hits you up yearly but, I hear ya.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    You must be a new passenger on the Lebron bandwagon ??. Where the hell did I mention LeBron? The NBA is a business they don’t give a fcuk about the players. You expect these NBA execs to look out for the players best interest? It’s about making money and winning championships. If you can’t deliver the team to the promise land, they’ll find someone else who will. What the hell do you get out of staying with one team that isn’t putting the right pieces around you and will eventuality get rid of you because your past your prime and you didn’t produce a ring?

  • harley_quinn2.0

    The point is by the time he left he was well past his prime playing days. Being loyal to the Jazz for most of your career didn’t produce a ring.

  • Guest who

    Well I’ve been a fan of Lebron’s since he stepped on out in the pro basketball court not new at all for one. Secondly no I realize you didn’t mention Lebron but the situations are similiar in terms of being with teams for years without a championship trophy. And third slow down on the coffee because your respknse was very indignant and uncalled for this time of the morning.

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    Nah malone was still putting up 30 point games his messed his knee up if that hadnt happened he still had a couple more years

  • Rio

    Piss on Karl Malone…..this mofo got a THIRTEEN yr. old pregnant when he was a Junior in COLLEGE…….the things hush money can do!

  • Sainthella

    Welcome to the town kd!!!!!

  • Sainthella

    Welcome to the town kd!!!!!

  • TeeTee

    I am mad at you Kevin! Dangit….

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I’m happy that you have been a fan of a LeBron’s for the last 13 seasons. That’s wonderful. But based on your initial comment it appears you pegged me as someone who is anti-Lebron which I’m not. So if you want to accuse someone of being indignant, you might want to look in the mirror. I support KD just like I supported LeBron’s decision. So you’re assumption that I’m a LeBron hater is wrong. I’m not Skip Bayless, Charles Barkley, or Stephen A Smith. It’s not that deep for me. These men have to do what’s right for them. Any rational human being would understand.

  • Guest who

    You need to re read my comment. I said Miami people burned his jersey not Harley. I made the comparison of the two but did not state you were a Lebron hater. But only that you support Kevin which is nice. Any rational person would see the difference in my comment.

  • ChocolateChick84

    Nah, Skip as much of an asshole as he is, is very diplomatic. A lot of his biased opinions were due to age.

  • ChocolateChick84

    Come through with the FACTS!!

  • ChocolateChick84

    Yep!! He always shrinks when he plays Bron.

  • Vegas1989

    I’m not going to get started on this yet. I’ll start tomorrow at work. I’m chilling on my last day off. Lol . . .

  • ChocolateChick84

    My only gripe in this situation has nothing to do with money. By all means, go get your money AND your ring, KD. However, I just don’t understand the GSW move “for basketball purposes.” Go to ANY team but that one. The team that was the reason that you didn’t make the Finals is the team that you decided to join. You were up on them 3-1 in the WCF — you are good without them. The Warriors have only been to the Finals 2 years in a row; the Thunder have been FInals contenders for at least the last 5 or 6 years, dating back to the James Harden days. Also, they will have to work hard on chemistry because both Steph and KD are shooters. But best of luck to him, I like KD and feel that he deserves a ring. You gotta do what you gotta do!

  • ChocolateChick84

    My only gripe in this situation has nothing to do with money. By all means, go get your money AND your ring, KD. However, I just don’t understand the GSW move “for basketball purposes.” Go to ANY team but that one. The team that was the reason that you didn’t make the Finals is the team that you decided to join. You were up on them 3-1 in the WCF — you are good without them. The Warriors have only been to the Finals 2 years in a row; the Thunder have been FInals contenders for at least the last 5 or 6 years, dating back to the James Harden days. Also, they will have to work hard on chemistry because both Steph and KD are shooters. But best of luck to him, I like KD and feel that he deserves a ring. You gotta do what you gotta do!

  • BlueCandy

    I know?