Is Kevin Durant closer to coming to New York?
The basketball world has been on fire after an altercation between Golden State Warriors’ star Kevin Durant and Draymond Green during a game on Monday night.
It all went down during the final possession of regulation, prior to the Warriors’ overtime loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, when Green decided to keep the ball during their final possession instead of giving it to Durant for a final shot.
Green ran down the court and lost the ball as the clock ran out. Durant was heated and both players got in an altercation.
Here’s a video of the incident.
As regulation comes to an end during Warriors vs Clippers a heated exchange between Draymond Green and Kevin Durant ensued on the bench with Klay Thompson playing peacemaker. pic.twitter.com/Za7IrmqOJ2
— adam (@ClippsMcGee) November 13, 2018
What’s really interesting is that Durant was then saying “that’s why I’m out.” Is he admitting that he’s leaving as a free agent next summer?
Underrated part of KD vs. Dray:
”That’s why I’m out” 🧐 pic.twitter.com/ukEsbKNgMv
— Thomas Duffy (@TJDhoops) November 14, 2018
Of course Durant has been heavily linked to the New York Knicks, this could be a sign that he could in fact be headed to the Big Apple.
The Warriors announced on Tuesday that Green will be suspended for one game.
You also have to remember that Green is also becoming a free agent next summer and I would be shocked if the Warriors re-signed him. So he’s likely on the way out after this season, which might make staying in Golden State more attractive to Durant.
But for now, Durant seems to be hinting at an exit from northern California and the whole world was able to witness him say that he’s leaving. Unless, he’s talking about something else.
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