Kevin Durant had quite the run with the Golden State Warriors, winning two titles during his three seasons in the Bay Area. But the two-time Finals MVP closed that chapter on his career when he decided to take his talents to Brooklyn this offseason.
Why would KD want to leave the Warriors when they appeared to have such a good thing going? There are plenty of reasons, of course, but Kendrick Perkins claims to know the number one cause for Durant’s departure: Draymond Green.
Perkins looks back at Draymond’s tirade towards Durant following a November 2018 game against the Clippers (the one which led to the team suspending Green for one game) as the breaking point in their relationship:
Here’s a look at their on-court argument which apparently spilled over into the locker room:
And here’s what Perkins had to say about that incident and how it affected Durant’s decision this offseason:
If you’re familiar with Kevin Durant’s social media activity, it shouldn’t shock you to hear that he had a hard time getting over Draymond’s comments about the Warriors not needing him.