But Durant says neither Boston nor L.A. came closest without signing him.
“OKC,” Durant said. “It wasn’t Golden State-Boston.”
Remember when Durant tweeted he disliked the Thunder organization and coach Billy Donovan and called his and Russell Westbrook‘s supporting cast lacking? That didn’t sound like someone whose second choice was Oklahoma City.
But it’s also possible those quickly deleted third-person tweets were just Durant trying to protect his reputation, not convey his true thoughts on the Thunder.
The Warriors just offered a generationally good situation – max contract, great team, unselfish stars, desirable location. So many things had to break right for Golden State, but they did. If they hadn’t, Durant might be elsewhere.
Oklahoma City? I tend to think so, but I’d have an easier time believing it if it weren’t for those tweets. They still damage Durant’s credibility.