Okay, so maybe Jerry West’s phone call helped Kevin Durant make his decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors. But I believe, when OKC blew a 3-1 lead against Golden State and probably could have gone on to defeat Cleveland, it was a no-brainer for KD. In addition, he can opt out after one year and make even more money with an even higher salary cap due next year. Meanwhile, Oklahoma City fans — a few of whom are already burning their Durant jerseys — may never get over missing a chance at the NBA championship.
About the Author: Al Bianchi
Al Bianchi is a former professional basketball player, coach, general manager, consultant and scout. He now resides full-time in Phoenix and does independent consulting and scouting for teams desirous of his experience in both the NBA and college basketball.