It appears Kevin Durant could have some arduous emotions left over from his stint in Golden State – particularly, the group’s determination to play him within the NBA Finals in opposition to Toronto.
Durant on Sunday appeared to “like” an Instagram put up from Barstool Sports activities, which claimed he would miss the 2019-20 season “due to Warriors incompetence.”
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Durant, who was recovering from a calf harm for the primary 4 video games of the NBA Finals, lastly took to the court docket in Sport 5 in opposition to Toronto, solely to rupture his Achilles with 9:46 left within the second quarter. The harm and subsequent surgical procedure will value Durant everything of the 2019-20 season. That, after all, raised questions – unfair or not – as as to if Durant ought to have performed in any respect, and whether or not the group’s decision-makers actually had his greatest pursuits at coronary heart.
After all, it is solely attainable Durant merely favored the put up as a result of it known as him the most effective participant on the planet when wholesome, or that he may now afford a brand new hairbrush or respectable barber. But when he did certainly prefer it for the purpose calling out the Warriors’ “incompetence,” then it at the least partly explains his determination to maneuver on from Golden State, the place he stood to make $221 million over 5 seasons on a championship-caliber group.
Because it stands now, Durant’s harm was not a significant-enough hurdle to maintain him from agreeing to a $164 million deal over 4 years with Brooklyn and utilizing the 2019-20 season to rehab his Achilles.