The Golden State Warriors are the most successful team in recent years. As we all know, they have built a dynasty with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green being the pillars of support. They made the finals four years in a row from 2015 to 2018. However, the Warriors could only bring home three titles after falling over to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016. Regardless, three championships in four years is still an extraordinary feat.
Apart from the trio we all know, Kevin Durant was also a crucial player for the franchise. In 2016, he joined the team, after losing to them with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He helped the team win two titles in a row in 2017 and 2018. In addition to that, Durant also bagged the Finals MVP two years in a row. Despite all the success he tasted, KD still chose to leave the team, suggesting he needed “a switch”.
Is a Kevin Durant-Warriors reunion coming? Highly unlikely.
— Marcus Thompson II (@ThompsonScribe) July 4, 2022
Recently, Durant was in the center of a trade saga with the Brooklyn Nets. He submitted a trade request but could not manage to leave. When the rumors were circling around, reports of Stephen Curry and the Warriors willing to welcome KD back also emerged. Steph recently spoke about it to Rolling Stone.
Kevin Durant formed a super team at The Bay with Stephen Curry and Co.
Curry said, “There was a conversation internally amongst us about, ‘If he was available, would you? Every team has those conversations, and obviously in our situation, they’re gonna call me and ask me, ‘How do you feel about it?’ I was never hesitant. The idea of playing with KD and knowing who he is as a person, from our history in those three years, I think KD’s a really good dude. I think he is misunderstood.”“I think he has had certain things happen in his life that hurt his ability to trust people around him, in a sense of making him feel safe at all times. So all of those things, I understand, having played with him and gotten to know him. I love that dude. And if you said, ‘Oh, KD’s coming back and we’re gonna play with him,’ I had so much fun playing with him those three years, I’d be like, ‘Hell yeah!,” the 34-year-old added.
The GSW team used to struck fear into their opponents when they came up against them. They won two titles in a row in stunning fashion. It would’ve been wonderful to see Durant back at The Bay. With Steph now in the form of his life and Klay returning from injury, the dynasty would be at its peak. However, that seems unlikely right now since the Brooklyn Nets announced a while ago that they will be keeping KD even after his ultimatum.