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KD7 finally speaks: “If I was leaving GS, It was always for the Nets”

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KD7 finally speaks: “If I was leaving GS, It was always for the Nets” 

Post#1 » by Paradise » Wed Aug 7, 2019 9:52 pm

Three straight Finals appearances, two Finals MVPs and a starting five that could rival any in history — while playing in one of the league’s more attractive cities — left many within the organization wondering why Durant wanted to leave.

“Because I wanted to,” Durant said. “The basketball was appealing.”

Asked when a decision was made, he replied: “June 30. That morning. I never wanted to disrespect the game by putting my focus on the future. It was always about that day, focusing on that day and what was most important that day. And throughout the season, basketball is the No. 1 thing.”


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


Trier and Durant have been good friends for close to a decade and attended the same high school.

The Knicks were viewed as Durant’s primary destination for much of the year.


“That was crazy. Everyone was saying that,” Trier said.


Before moving on, Durant takes in the scene in the backyard, which features a massive, modern pool that overlooks the city.

“Man, life is good,” he said. “I’ll be back playing at a high level. There’s nothing for me to worry about. I just want to keep getting better. Obviously, I need to get healthy. But just keep improving my game, mastering every part of my game. What I can do now, I feel like I can make it sharper. That’s always been my goal is to strive toward perfection in my craft, and whatever comes with that, I’m cool. It’s the dog days. Just grinding every day. Getting better, getting stronger. It’s a long process.”

With much work to do, Durant takes his final shot.

“All right, now get your ass out of here,” he told Yahoo Sports. “You got what you wanted.”

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Re: KD7 finally speaks: “If I was leaving GS, It was always for the Nets” 

Post#2 » by DarkXaero » Wed Aug 7, 2019 10:48 pm

Great to hear that, and would hope it shuts up the "he would be a Knick if it weren't for injuries!" brigade. Really good interview overall.
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Re: KD7 finally speaks: “If I was leaving GS, It was always for the Nets” 

Post#3 » by Paradise » Wed Aug 7, 2019 10:51 pm

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Re: KD7 finally speaks: “If I was leaving GS, It was always for the Nets” 

Post#4 » by Keith Van Horn » Thu Aug 8, 2019 11:38 am

shade to ESPN by giving Yahoo the interview?

It will be funny to still see people say "we didn't want an injured Durant" through this whole process. This guy is taking names right now and can't wait to prove the world wrong.

I still can't believe Durant chose the Nets. (and Kyrie!)
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Re: KD7 finally speaks: “If I was leaving GS, It was always for the Nets” 

Post#5 » by SpeedyG » Thu Aug 8, 2019 12:00 pm

Oh yeaaah juicy shot there at Raptors fans. He is gonna enjoy torturing that fanbase for years to come.

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Post#6 » by MrDollarBills » Thu Aug 8, 2019 12:46 pm

Yep. They wanted to cheer when he got injured. We'll be beating them bloody for the next several seasons.
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Post#7 » by MrDollarBills » Thu Aug 8, 2019 12:47 pm

and lol, Knicks never had A CHANCE. Reading this has to make them feel total despair.

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Re: KD7 finally speaks: “If I was leaving GS, It was always for the Nets” 

Post#8 » by Ryusoulger » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:54 am

It’s a fun feeling to know that the stars want to play for us

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