Would you have played?

Moderators: Prez, ken6199, Dirk, Domejandro, zimpy27, bwgood77, BombsquadSammy, Yuri Vaultin, PockyCandy

jefe
General Manager
Posts: 7,684
And1: 236
Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Location: memphis

Re: Would you have played? 

Post#81 » by jefe » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:03 am

Yep, if I can move well enough to feel like I'm not holding the team back - I'm playing
zp025
Ballboy
Posts: 38
And1: 53
Joined: Jan 13, 2015

Re: Would you have played? 

Post#82 » by zp025 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:33 am

MeloRoseNoah wrote:Nope, I play for myself and my family. I don't own the Warriors organization anything. 100% hired gun and dgaf.

That team is his family. The way Curry and Meyers teared up talking about him and the rest of the team speaking about him showed that. People act like it's KD and the Warriors because he and Draymond had a verbal altercation 8 months ago but what family doesn't have their arguments? KD is an integral part of that family and he wanted to go to war with his brothers. I would've been out there until my body wouldn't allow me too as well.
MeloRoseNoah
Sixth Man
Posts: 1,690
And1: 1,124
Joined: Jul 12, 2014
 

Re: Would you have played? 

Post#83 » by MeloRoseNoah » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:38 am

zp025 wrote:
MeloRoseNoah wrote:Nope, I play for myself and my family. I don't own the Warriors organization anything. 100% hired gun and dgaf.

That team is his family. The way Curry and Meyers teared up talking about him and the rest of the team speaking about him showed that. People act like it's KD and the Warriors because he and Draymond had a verbal altercation 8 months ago but what family doesn't have their arguments? KD is an integral part of that family and he wanted to go to war with his brothers. I would've been out there until my body wouldn't allow me too as well.


If they offer him the supermax for five years, I would believe their family bs. Otherwise, it's just a Hollywood facade.

My hunch is that the Warriors are hoping for a deep discount from KD or that KD would leave them for other teams, so that the team isn't burdened by his contract for next season.
justme400e
Sophomore
Posts: 212
And1: 73
Joined: Jan 31, 2016
     

Re: Would you have played? 

Post#84 » by justme400e » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:02 am

I would have played, given that it would not get worse, but to each their own. Not a soul outside of Durant's inner circle knows what made him decide to play.
justme400e
Sophomore
Posts: 212
And1: 73
Joined: Jan 31, 2016
     

Re: Would you have played? 

Post#85 » by justme400e » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:14 am

NVM
User avatar
durden_tyler
General Manager
Posts: 9,658
And1: 1,641
Joined: Jun 04, 2003
 

Re: Would you have played? 

Post#86 » by durden_tyler » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:25 am

Play and **** the injury risk. Getting hurt can happen anytime.
If there is no basketball in heaven, i am not going.
MugzZo
Pro Prospect
Posts: 927
And1: 412
Joined: Mar 21, 2017

Re: Would you have played? 

Post#87 » by MugzZo » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:54 am

No. Hes getting paid either way and hes gonna sell nikes.
SF_Warriors
Lead Assistant
Posts: 5,067
And1: 2,383
Joined: Jul 12, 2012

Re: Would you have played? 

Post#88 » by SF_Warriors » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:38 am

Ask anyone that has ever hooped..they want to play, period, especially if they have good teammates. There was definitely pressure whether actual or perceived, but I have no doubt KD wanted to be out there with every fiber of his being

If I felt good and doctors signed off, I would be out there. However,if I felt borderline, even with doctors signing off I wouldnt have played.
User avatar
Galloisdaman
Sixth Man
Posts: 1,643
And1: 806
Joined: Mar 17, 2011

Re: Would you have played? 

Post#89 » by Galloisdaman » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:20 pm

NBARocks wrote:No. My health is my livelihood, so if I lose that, what else do I do?


1. He has already made 150 million.

2. He will make another 150 mill on his next deal.

3. What would you do with 300 million in earnings? I don't know. Find some hot ladies that take pity on you?
User avatar
MrDollarBills
RealGM
Posts: 30,426
And1: 11,473
Joined: Feb 15, 2008
     

Re: Would you have played? 

Post#90 » by MrDollarBills » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:21 pm

"BITCH WE DON'T NEED YOU."

KD is a fool, I'm sorry.
Wear your insides...on the outside,
Show your enemy...what you look like
moistnessfiscal
Sophomore
Posts: 237
And1: 126
Joined: Jan 09, 2019

Re: Would you have played? 

Post#91 » by moistnessfiscal » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:25 pm

It's like committing yourself to a relationship, just waiting to be heartbroken.
User avatar
Johnny Bball
RealGM
Posts: 21,042
And1: 19,664
Joined: Feb 01, 2015
 

Re: Would you have played? 

Post#92 » by Johnny Bball » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:33 pm

Would I play and risk 200 million...when I was still in pain and couldn’t push off my heel without it hurting?! No, no I wouldn’t play!

I would play with a fracture collarbone maybe since that can heal over a summer.
OfficialRef
Senior
Posts: 598
And1: 822
Joined: May 05, 2014
       

Re: Would you have played? 

Post#93 » by OfficialRef » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:38 pm

hell no

Winning another ring would have done nothing for his legacy. He won 2 championships with GS and we all know they would easily win the third if all healthy. He has nothing to prove on that team. The championship is for the other guys like curry for a shot at finals mvp, the role players to add something to their resume or the organization.

If he wins, hes proven nothing we didn't know. If he loses the entire world would blast him wrongfully. There was nothing to gain from playing at all.

Return to The General Board