Oklahoma City Thunder fans feel betrayed.
They thought Kevin Durant was their guy, that he wanted to stay and try to win in Oklahoma City, that he wanted to see through what he had built with this franchise from the day it moved to the Midwest from Seattle. Instead, he chose to help form a superteam in Golden State (a team that was already fairly super and had a ring).
Players tend not to see it that way — they see the NBA as a business. So when Thunder sharpshooter Anthony Morrow was on SiriusXM NBA radio recently, he said he was shocked by where Durant chose to go, but he did not feel betrayed. Via Fred Katz of the Norman Transcript.
You can be sure when Durant and the Warriors first come to Oklahoma City in February, the fans there will let him know they do feel betrayed.
How Durant deals with being seen as a villain — not just in OKC but around the nation — is one of the storylines to watch this season.