“It’s Time to Break the League Again”: Stephen Curry Reuniting With Kevin Durant Becoming a Real Possibility Sends NBA Fans in a Meltdown

Published 07/04/2022, 9:00 AM EDT
DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 21: Stephen Curry (30) of the Golden State Warriors and Kevin Durant (35) question a call to a referee during the first half agains the Denver Nuggets 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)

The Golden State Warriors dominated the league from 2016 to 2019. They had assembled probably one of the greatest rosters of all time which led to two championships in three years. Already a championship-caliber team with the likes of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, they sent the league into a frenzy after signing Kevin Durant as a free agent.

Three years after Durant left the Warriors for pastures new, reports are circulating that the 12-time All-Star might be back in the Bay. KD requested a trade out of Brooklyn before the start of free agency after growing frustrated with the team’s development. He reportedly has a lot of suitors but the Brooklyn Nets will look to get a huge haul in return for the disgruntles superstar.


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The Golden State Warriors can provide them with one of the best packages for Kevin Durant. The likes of Jordan Poole, Jonathan Kuminga, and James Wiseman will certainly entice the Brooklyn Nets. The prospect of seeing KD in a Warriors uniform again will likely terrify the league.

While the Warriors have the assets to go after Durant, it’s not guaranteed that they’d want to. Durant came to Golden State to become a champion. After doing that, he left them to prove that he could do it on his own. Additionally, there were various issues involving Durant during his final year in San Francisco.


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The Warriors won the NBA championship last season which put a dent in Durant’s legacy. There were claims that KD needed the Warriors more than they ever needed him. Going back to Golden State will hamper Durant’s quest for a legacy-defining championship.

Kevin Durant had a torrid time in Brooklyn

After teaming up with Kyrie Irving and James Harden, Durant was expected to lead the Nets to a championship. Numerous off-court issues and injuries never allowed the team to come together, and the best they could do was an Eastern Conference Semi-Finals appearance in 2021.

TAMPA, FLORIDA – APRIL 27: Kevin Durant #7 and Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets converse during the first half against the Toronto Raptors at Amalie Arena on April 27, 2021, in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

On the other hand, the duo of KD and Stephen Curry seemed unstoppable. They bulldozed their way to back-to-back championships. If Durant ends up in Golden State again, then it will definitely be box office stuff.

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The reports of Durant coming back to the Warriors have sent fans into a meltdown. They reacted accordingly on Twitter.


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Will the Golden State Warriors want Kevin Durant back? If not, where else could he end up next season? Let us know in the comments below.



Pragya Vashisth

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Pragya is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed Masters in Sports Management from the International Institute of Sports Management, Mumbai, he has been a passionate fan of the NBA since 2010. Pragya is a massive supporter of LeBron James and just wants to enjoy the twilight years of his Hall of Fame career.