Kevin Durant Is Heading To Golden State, Forms The NBA’s Bullet Club Brandon Caldwell July 4, 2016 Basketball, News, Sports 1 Comment Cancel your NBA plans, the Golden State Warriors just got infinitely better. Kevin Durant, the year’s most coveted free agent of the class of 2016 has announced that he’s headed to the Bay via a letter on The Players Tribune. The 27-year-old former MVP wrote, “The primary mandate I had for myself in making this decision was to have it based on the potential for my growth as a player — as that has always steered me in the right direction. But I am also at a point in my life where it is of equal importance to find an opportunity that encourages my evolution as a man: moving out of my comfort zone to a new city and community which offers the greatest potential for my contribution and personal growth. With this in mind, I have decided that I am going to join the Golden State Warriors.” Durant’s decision comes after a weekend in which he took meetings with the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Warriors, the Miami Heat, the Los Angeles Clippers and the Boston Celtics. Originally sources had pinned Durant to return to the Thunder on a 2-year deal with a player option for next season but that’s completely changed. Instead, he’s taking a 2-year, $54.3 million dollar deal with an option to leave after year one. In other words, he’s the league’s first $27 million assassin. “I will miss Oklahoma City, and the role I have had in building this remarkable team,” Durant said. “I will forever cherish the relationships within the organization — the friends and teammates that I went to war with on the court for nine years, and all the fans and people of the community. They have always had my back unconditionally, and I cannot be more grateful for what they have meant to my family and to me.” For those immediately looking to compare this to the LeBron James decision of 2010, this isn’t that. The Heat were the 7-seed in the East and acquiring both James and then Raptors forward Chris Bosh allowed them to jump to the 2-seed in the East the following season. Durant’s move takes the former MVP, who came one game shy of beating the Warriors to make his second career NBA Finals to a team that ran up a record 73 wins in the regular season and came one game shy of winning the NBA title this past June. In the Warriors case, they now have a starting five of two-time reigning MVP Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Durant, Draymond Green and insert whatever center you can think of here. The NBA needed a heel team going into the season and after their actions during the course of the 2015-16 NBA season & playoffs, the Dubs are officially that heel team. Showboating, cockiness, occasionally hitting people in the crown jewels, the Warriors have essentially thrown a bandaid over their historic NBA Finals loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers by forming the Bullet Club of the NBA. Durant would be AJ Styles/Finn Bálor, Steph Curry & Klay Thompson are easily the Young Bucks with Draymond Green being Kenny Omega. Now, round out the rest of the crew as you wish. Just know, the Death Lineup for the Warriors just got a guy who can average almost 30 a game on a whim. Share this:TweetShare on Tumblr One Response Marcel Robinson July 7, 2016 3 SWEET ME BRO Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.