23artest23 wrote:He has chose for things to be the way they have. He could simply say I'm resigning, I'm leaving, or anything else concrete...he chose not to and has been bugged about it all year. With that said, not a chance he stays. Being that the media has been such a bother to him, I'm confident he would have said he was staying if that were the case.
Not a fan of any team he's got any chance of ending up on (including GS), but I wouldn't be so sure about that yet. There is certainly a lot of smoke there, but at some point, he's really going to have to put pen to paper and decide he cares more about something other than winning titles.
His best bet to win titles by a pretty big margin is to stay where he is. Maybe like the rest of us, he's growing bored with how easy it is. Maybe he wants a bigger share of the credit than he can ever get in GS. However, maybe not. If he stays, and if they can keep that core together, then GS has a good shot of winning another 3 titles after this season. Even if they screw up one year, it is pretty easy to see them winning 3 of the next 4.
They will get harder as guys age, and some year they'll have a major injury or something, but they would have the chance to sit up there with the Bulls and Celtics as the greatest teams ever in terms of winning so many rings in one era, and if they can win four more total (counting this year), GS can surpass the Bulls.
For someone thinking about their long term legacy, I'd think eventually the way he got there won't matter. 20 years from now, if GS won 7 rings, people will just talk about them as one of the greatest teams ever assembled and speak of the core guys as some of the greatest players ever assembled. It doesn't feel like it now, but it will change the conversation of who is better between KD and LeBron if he won four more rings total and had 6 to LeBron's 3.
If he's not completely aware of the above, it seems exceedingly likely when he really has to sit down and think about it, that he will realize it. At that point, maybe he will still decide to shoot for a lower percentage but greater glory and win a title in NY or some other city (at which point, I think his legacy would also be amazingly enhanced to an incredible state). The only thing that hurts his legacy a bit is if he keeps winning titles in GS that Curry will always have one more ring, but so far Durant has all the Finals MVPs so I don't think that will matter so much.