As we all know, the Golden State Warriors are currently the most successful NBA team in recent years. They have won 4 NBA championships since 2015, after adding one more to their trophy cabinet this year. One of the main reasons for their dynasty would be their players. World-class players like Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green were all on the same team.
Although there were many reports of a possible rift between KD and the trio, they did form an unstoppable trio on the court. Moreover, Durant joining the Warriors after leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder was a shock itself.
Draymond Green says Kevin Durant wanted to join the Warriors even before OKC led 3-1 in the 2016 series
DG said, “KD wanted to play good basketball. You saw the type of basketball we were playing, guys moving the ball. Everybody running screen for Steph, everybody trying to get Steph the ball. We were having fun. He wanted to play good basketball. We were playing the best brand of basketball. The brand of basketball that we play, pass, move. No one in the NBA was playing that brand of basketball except for the San Antonio Spurs.”
As Draymond said, the Warriors were playing a different brand of basketball at the time. It was something that no other team had done in the league before. It seems like Steve Kerr brought this playstyle to the GSW team, as Draymond recently revealed how team felt about their new coach initially.
What’s interesting is that DG thinks Durant was sure about playing for the Warriors even before they made that comeback against OKC. That year, the GSW team was an unstoppable force for every team in the league. It seems like their playstyle and their record of 73-9 during the regular season was enough to lure Kevin Durant to The Bay.