Looks like KD wasn’t feeling the love in Golden State. Apparently, the love that fans feel for Curry is partially responsible for Kevin Durant leaving the Warriors to sign with the Nets.
Marc Spears of The Undefeated had the details Sunday, after Durant made his decision:
Via The Undefeated:
A source close to Durant also told The Undefeated there were several things that took place over the past year that caused the star to leave. While Durant’s shocking move to join the Warriors in 2016 quickly paid dividends for him – two straight championships and two Finals MVP awards – there was always the sense that the 10-time All-Star felt like a distant second fiddle to Stephen Curry.
Perhaps it would have helped the Warriors’ cause if their fans showed more love and appreciation for Durant’s elite achievements.
Curry regularly received MVP chants from the Warriors crowd when he shot free throws, while that didn’t become commonplace for Durant until this past postseason.
Furthermore The Athletic also spoke on his displeasure of being second fiddle:
In truth, KD was never embraced or loved by local fans on the level of the incumbent Curry.
It hasn’t even been 24 hours since we learned KD is leaving the Warriors, and now important context on why he decided to leave is coming out.
That’s always how it happens.
KD needs to grow a pair if that’s why he really left. I guess this is why his nickname is “Cupcake”
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