Kevin Durant Opens Up On Leaving OKC For Warriors, Says He Didn't Care About Rivalry

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In a recent interview, Kevin Durant opened up about his decision to leave Oklahoma City Thunder in order to play for the Golden State Warriors in 2016.

Written By Daniel Arambur | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Kevin Durant left OKC Thunder under much furore ahead of the start of the 2016-17 NBA season. He went on to win back-to-back NBA Championships with the Warriors between 2016 and 2018 before joining Brooklyn Nets ahead of the start of the 2019 season. Kevin Durant is currently still recovering from an Achilles tendon injury and is expected to return only next season.

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Kevin Durant faced a lot of flak when he left OKC Thunder for the Warriors. The two teams were considered to be some sort of rivals. However, in his recent interview on All The Smoke, Kevin Durant claimed that he did not give much thought about the 'rivalry' between both the NBA teams. Kevin Durant said that all he cared about was developing his own game. He thought the best way to do so was to join the Warriors and play alongside the likes of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.

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