Rumor: Kevin Durant wants The Decision 2.0?
Asked if any inch of him wanted to someday experience his own summer of LeBron, Durant said: "You said an inch, so I’ll take that inch. One inch of my mind just wants to experience that, see what it’s like, you know. I’ve been through the recruitment process, of course, going to college, but I want to see how that is. I’m not saying that I want to go to another team or I want to go to a greater market. But just how much it was publicized this summer, I just want to see what that’s like. I’m an interested person, I’m a curious person. And once again, I’m not trying to say I want to leave or anything. But I just want to see how that is.
"I’ll be 27 when my contract’s up. So maybe when I’m 27 … But you never know. Two or three years down the line, I might sign another extension here. So we’ll see. We’ll see. But right now, I’m happy where I’m at, I’m glad I’m locked in for five years."
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Kevin Durant, don’t do it. Don’t pull a LeBron and hold ‘The Decision 2.0’ when you become a free agent in a few years.
Don’t announce your future on national television like a raving egomaniac. Don’t pull Jim Gray out the ‘reporter’ scrap heap for a paid gig. And finally, don’t ruin your nice guy persona in an afternoon by acting like a jerk.
Just don’t. Don’t even think about it.
In a few years, you’ll be a free agent. You have the right to pick where you play. Nobody can take issue with what you decide. As James learned the hard way, how you decide is everything.
For instance, James had given Cleveland seven years. They couldn’t provide a legit’ co-star, so he left. Fair enough. He had that right.
However, the backlash occurred mostly because James acted like a diva. ‘The Decision’ was unprofessional; his image has yet to recover.
Hopefully, Durant was misquoted. And hopefully, Durant has learned. One bad decision –like ‘The Decision’- can change years of goodwill.
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