Kevin Durant has a little more than five months to make a decision on where he’ll play basketball next, whether with the Warriors, the Knicks, or somewhere else. He’s offered little or no breadcrumbs about his decision – and this early in the process, he may not even know himself – though whatever team Durant picks will shape the league like never before.
Yes, more than LeBron’s three moves.
Durant’s departure would make the Warriors mortals again, and instantly vault another team into contender status. The NBA wouldn’t quite have parity, but the playoffs should be much more competitive than the very predictable last two years.
There’s a silly sentiment out there that Durant “ruined” the NBA when he left the Thunder for the Warriors. Folks who’ve said that continue to be embarrassingly wrong; but sadly, Durant is hearing this kind of nonsense daily on social media.