Former Golden State Warriors Teammates Kevin Durant & Draymond Green Will Finally Settle an Old Feud

Published 08/16/2021, 5:30 PM EDT


The Golden State Warriors probably are one of the most polarizing dynasties in the new-age NBA. If you were a member of Dub Nation, you could almost feel the glory approaching. However, if you supported any other franchise, this move was the “weakest” ever made.

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While KD’s move to the Bay sent ripples across the NBA fraternity, it came to a bittersweet end. Durant, following an Achilles injury would move on from the Warriors, partially due to the growing locker room conflict in his last season. Asked point blank on the ‘Chips’ interview premiering soon, KD was candid with the man on the other end during that spat at the Staples Center.

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While it all seemed hunky dory, with that much star power on a single team, comes ego. Everyone wants to be “the man”. The closer, the focal point of the offense, the clutch defensive stopper. And for what it’s worth, the chemistry in their 2 championship runs was off the charts!

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But after KD won back-to-back Finals MVP, he may have been under the misconception that this would now be his team! And that’s where it all went off. The collision between a set of dominant personalities in Durant and Green resulted in a hard-pressed trigger point, one that the NBA now remembers as the Clippers game standoff.

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Kevin Durant since, joining the Warriors, upped his game averaging 29.6/7.1/4.5 around 50/40/90 from on high-volume shooting. With him, Golden State would also effortlessly beat the LeBron led Cavaliers, amassing a 154-54 regular season, and 38-10 post season win record.

While both KD and Draymond Green have been extremely candid about the standoff, it will be pure box office entertainment watching them rehash the entire episode and open up to NBA aficionados about what really went down.

DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 21: Draymond Green (23) of the Golden State Warriors and Kevin Durant (35) question the referee after a defensive foul call against Green during the first half on Sunday, October 21, 2018. The Denver Nuggets hosted the Golden State Warriors at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

‘Chips’ a likely abbreviation of championships airs on the 18th of August, with the former teammates possibly opening Pandora’s box. What will come of the interview? Can Warriors fans finally get the closure they seek?

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Nikhil Naik

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Nikhil Naik is an NBA writer at EssentialySports. Having completed his bachelor's degree in Hospitality, he has worked with the Indian Hotels Company Limited, at the Taj in Mumbai. Nikhil has been playing basketball since 2014.

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