‘They F*cked It Up’: Kevin Durant Reveals How Steve Kerr and Warriors Front Office Are to Blame for His GSW Exit in 2019

Published 08/18/2021, 12:16 PM EDT
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)


Kevin Durant might be one of the most scorers the NBA has ever seen. Playing for some of the best teams in the Brooklyn Nets and Oklahoma City Thunder, Durant has had a class career so far. But arguably his most memorable time came with the Golden State Warriors.

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Joining a 73-9 Warriors team led by Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, the 2012 MVP established himself as one of the best. Going all the way to the Finals in all the three Finals appearances and KD won two championships and capped it off with 2 Finals MVPs.

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Kevin Durant blames Steve Kerr and Bob Myers for him leaving the Warriors

While Durant had a memorable run with the Warriors, his departure was rather abrupt. A mid-season clash between Durant and Draymond Green was considered as one of the biggest reasons for his departure.

After three long years, the 2-time Finals MVP finally revealed the real reason for his departure. In a one-on-one interview with Draymond Green, KD explained how it was coach Steve Kerr and GM Bob Myers who drove him away from the Dubs.

“It was not the argument rather the way that everybody acted. Steve Kerr act like it didn’t happen, Bob Myers tried to discipline and tried to think that, that would put the mask over everything.”

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Durant added, “I really think that was such a big situation for our group the first time we went through something like that. We had to get that s**t all out…. I don’t think we did that, I think we just danced around it”

The 2-time Finals MVP later added, “I’d rather us be who we are. Communication is key, like we didn’t show that and that’s what rubbed be the wrong way more than anything.”

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Durant and Warriors were probably one of the best teams and if not for KD’s injury and his eventual departure, the Dubs could have had many more championships. Ever since his departure, it is safe to say things haven’t been the same.

While Durant has his own big three with Kyrie Irving and James Harden, the Warriors have stuck to their core and barely made it to the playoffs last season. For the upcoming season, both the Nets and the Warriors will be aiming for the chip. Could we be witnessing a potential Finals matchup between Durant and his ex-team this season?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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