While most Americans were preparing to celebrate the Fourth of July in 2016, Kevin Durant who was with the Oklahoma City Thunder at the time, was preparing to leave the team.
It was on that day one year ago that he announced he was leaving the OKC Thunder and going to the Golden State Warriors. He has been portrayed as a villain ever since by Thunder fans and even part time NBA fans. When the announcement was made fans and fellow players taunted him on twitter with some even burning his jerseys.
— Jacob Puma (@Jay_Pums) July 4, 2016
— Corey Reeves (@CoreyJReeves) July 4, 2016
The now, 2017 NBA Playoffs MVP and NBA Champion clearly has no regrets.
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) June 27, 2017
It was reported on Monday that Durant signed with the Warriors for far less than he could make so that he could stay with the Warriors and chase more rings. It’s reported he will get between $51-$53 million over the next two years. To put that in perspective here are a list of players making more than Durant’s estimated $25 mil per season.
Damian Lillard – $26,153,057
Carmelo Anthony – $26,243,760
Al Horford – $27,734,405
DeMar DeRozan – $27,739,975
James Harden – $28,299,399
Paul Millsap – $28,571,429
Blake Griffin – $29,700,000
Kyle Lowry – $30,864,198
LeBron James – $33,285,709
Stephen Curry – $34,682,550
oh and just some guy named Russell he used to play with makes $28,530,608.
It’s been one year, people move on if you still hating.