Wow. That just happened, NBA fans. In a stunning move, NBA superstar forward Kevin Durant decided today that he would be leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the Golden State Warriors next season.
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) July 4, 2016
Durant’s Thunder fell to the Warriors in the Western Conference Finals after a 3-1 series lead, only for Golden State to blow a historic 3-1 lead of their own to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals last month.
Understandably, Twitter and social media absolutely exploded. Here are some of our favorite reactions to the move that rocked NBA fans everywhere.
Don't give a damn what anyone says: weak move by KD. You go to GSW, the team who beat you, when you're already on a title contender? Please!
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) July 4, 2016
Relationships are important people!
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) July 4, 2016
Just to be clear: Michael Jordan NEVER would have left Bulls to join forces w/ other superstars. But LeBron and Durant are not MJ.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) July 4, 2016
If u can't beat um join um 🤔
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) July 4, 2016
When Lebron and the Cavs beats the Warriors with Durant, what will people say then 🤔
— Cris Carter (@criscarter80) July 4, 2016
LeBron is 17-4 for his career against Durant. Cavs in 5. pic.twitter.com/n0OCFdVXh8
— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) July 4, 2016
David Eugene Chappelle… Start planning the next Player Haters Ball
— andre (@andre) July 4, 2016
Kevin Durant has opened himself up to a whole different level of scrutiny. OKC was a much better team than Cavs that LeBron left.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 4, 2016
"The BasedGod" wants to speak,As life unravels and superstars make decisions that change lifes, welcome home KD the curse is lifted – Lil B
— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) July 4, 2016
— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) July 4, 2016
this what basketball is coming to. it's only gonna be 4 good teams and the rest go be trash.
— Allen Hurns (@A1hurns) July 4, 2016
LeBron left a team that failed to support him with star talent, Durant left a team that was just up 3-1 on the defending champs.
— Josh Eberley 🇨🇦 (@JoshEberley) July 4, 2016
Still a team sport. There will be growing pains. Everybody crowned the Heat champions when they formed big 3.. https://t.co/vHTpQqMezl
— Emmanuel Sanders (@ESanders_10) July 4, 2016
I like KD but that move was weeeakkkk imo. Thoughts?
— Mark Ingram II (@markingramII) July 4, 2016
Thats crazy!!!! KD in GSW???? …. R they gonna score 200 points a game😂😂
— Marcin Gortat🇵🇱 (@MGortat) July 4, 2016
Somebody beat you ! And you go there… ? Superstar not doing that man..
— Jusuf Nurkić 🇧🇦 (@bosnianbeast27) July 4, 2016