Former Longhorn Kevin Durant announced Monday that he’s headed west after nine seasons with Oklahoma City, agreeing to a $54 million, two-year deal with Golden State.
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) July 4, 2016Advertisement
Reaction has ranged from shock & awe over the NBA’s newest super team to angry Thunder fans burning Durant jerseys:
The Oklahoman's front page on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 pic.twitter.com/PWpJBsleNi
— The Oklahoman Archive (@OklahomanArch) July 5, 2016
Guess we're Warriors fans now.
— Longhorn Network (@LonghornNetwork) July 4, 2016
Kevin Durant just shook up the NBA.
October can't get here fast enough.
— TJ Ford (@tj_ford) July 4, 2016
Fans of the other 29 teams that aren't Golden State – let's have a scared group hug.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) July 4, 2016
Golden State's death lineup just became the most terrifying lineup ever.
— Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) July 4, 2016
Wasting no time!
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 5, 2016
Okay so now that Kevin is on the GSW, it's understood that there team is illegal to use in 2k😂😅 #ToMuchFirePower
— Andre Drummond (@AndreDrummond) July 4, 2016
We need to stop acting like great players have never left to chase the chip!!! Been going on since the beginning of free agency!!! #NBA
— Greg Anthony (@GregAnthony50) July 4, 2016
People need to stop with the LeBron/Miami and KD/GSW parallels. Not even remotely the same thing.
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) July 4, 2016
Thunder GM Sam Presti on the fans of OKC and their "unconditional support" pic.twitter.com/du65FiQHXN
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) July 5, 2016
— PhilHexum (@PhilHexum2) July 5, 2016
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have broken up 😂 https://t.co/TtMhchmUeu
— B/R Football (@brfootball) July 5, 2016
— Jordan Fox (@TheSlyOne_) July 4, 2016
— Terry Rimmer (@T_Rimm) July 4, 2016
— LostNUnbound (@LostNUnbound) July 4, 2016
— Will Perdue (@Will_Perdue32) July 5, 2016
Don't give a damn what anyone says: weak move by KD. You go to GSW, the team who beat you, when you're already on a title contender? Please!
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) July 4, 2016
— Snow Badua (@snowbadua) July 5, 2016
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) July 4, 2016
And of course … rapper Lil B, who famously cursed Durant in 2011, had to weigh in. Curse lifted?
"The BasedGod" wants to speak,As life unravels and superstars make decisions that change lifes, welcome home KD the curse is lifted – Lil B
— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) July 4, 2016