The Golden State Warriors don’t see the decision Kevin Durant made to leave the franchise to sign with the Brooklyn Nets as a betrayal. The Warriors have gone out of their way to commemorate his three seasons with the Warriors and Joe Lacob has already announced the team will retire his No. 35.
“I think the organization did a great job of saying, ‘Yes, you were a part of this,'” Bob Myers said. “He’s in all these pictures. The overall feeling is positive from his side, positive from our side. I don’t sense any bitterness. It’s like, ‘You’re doing this, we’re doing our thing.'”
After Durant decided to sign with the Nets, he and Myers exchanged pleasantries.
There has been speculation in the media over how the Warriors handled Durant’s calf injury that eventually became an Achilles tear when he returned for Game 5 of The Finals. There also have been questions over how Durant wasn’t as close to some of his teammates the way he had hoped.