On one hand, Kevin Durant, Nets, saw himself knocked out of the 2022 playoffs by Boston Celtics. KD’s former team, the Golden State Warriors, are favorites to reach the NBA Finals. This has led many to question Durant’s decision to leave his star-studded roster to pursue another goal. Additionally, when Shaquille O’Neal published a story about KD’s accomplishments without dubs, many began to question the same thing.
Additionally, Stephen A. Smith became the latest analyst to offer his brutal opinion on Kevin Durant’s decision to join the Brooklyn Nets. The former has been a staunch supporter of KD’s scoring chances and off-court antics, even when representing the New York Knicks’ city rivals, the Nets. As one of the greatest goalscorers of all time, Smith thinks Warrior’s current run could undoubtedly taint his legacy. What else did he suggest? Check below.
Did Kevin Durant make a mistake leaving Warriors for Nets?
In the last episode of First Take, Stephen A. Smith said: “Yeah, I think it’s because of the choices Kevin Durant made. It’s not that he left the Golden State, it’s the reason he left the Golden State.
He added, “I have a lot of love and respect for Kevin Durant. He is a two-time NBA champion and a two-time NBA Finals MVP. He is certainly one of the greatest players to have graced this game. And I love how Kevin Durant responds to you instead of hanging out with someone else. If he has a problem with you, he’s man enough to bring it up. I respect the hell of it and I personally like him a lot.
“If the Golden State Warriors make it to the NBA Finals, it’s unfortunate, but people will remember KD as the guy who left Stephen Curry for Kyrie Irving.”
After taking the lead in the WC Finals series against Mavs, the Warriors appear destined to have another solid run for the NBA championship. If they are to thrive without KD, there’s no doubt that Durant’s decision to split has proven fruitful on an individual level so far.
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