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In a summer time the place seemingly everybody has had the prospect to share their “Why did Kevin Durant depart the Golden State Warriors” take, Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson lastly bought his probability on Friday and caught the eye of 1 Kevin Wayne Durant.
Throughout an look on ESPN First Take, Johnson stated he hopes Durant “finds happiness” with the Brooklyn Nets, and questioned why Durant was unable to seek out happiness in Golden State.
“KD, I hope that he finds happiness, if you cannot discover happiness at Golden State, the place are you going to seek out it at?” he stated.
Johnson then talked concerning the sacrifices Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Inexperienced made to play alongside Kevin Durant, and circled again to questioning if Durant is able to find happiness.
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“I simply need him to seek out happiness as a result of once I take a look at Michael Jordan, once I take a look at Kobe Bryant, this brother, Kevin Durant, is without doubt one of the biggest scorers we have seen in NBA historical past, so I simply need him to be glad,” he stated. “I simply do not know the place he’ll discover it at if he cannot discover it at Golden State.”
Durant heard Johnson’s critique and wrote, “Horrible take. Simply regurgitated bulls—” in a now-deleted tweet.
The previous MVP just lately instructed WSJ Journal he felt like he did not fully slot in on the Warriors.
“As time went on, I began to understand I am simply completely different from the remainder of the blokes. It is not a nasty factor,” he stated. “Simply my circumstances and the way I got here up within the league. And on prime of that, the media at all times checked out it like KD and the Warriors. So it is like no one may have a full acceptance of me there.”
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