Kevin Durant is joining the Golden State Warriors!

  • Posted on: 4 July 2016
  • By: Sanyu FM

"This has been by far the most challenging few weeks in my professional life. I understood cognitively that I was facing a crossroads in my evolution as a player and as a man, and that it came with exceptionally difficult choices. What I didn’t truly understand, however, was the range of emotions I would feel during this process," Durant announced said while his decision a few moments ago in a post on The Players Tribune.

He is expected to sign a two-year, $54.3 million contract, according to ESPN. The deal would include a player option after the first year.

"It really pains me to know that I will disappoint so many people with this choice, but I believe I am doing what I feel is the right thing at this point in my life and my playing career.

I will miss Oklahoma City, and the role I have had in building this remarkable team. I will forever cherish the relationships within the organization — the friends and teammates that I went to war with on the court for nine years, and all the fans and people of the community. They have always had my back unconditionally, and I cannot be more grateful for what they have meant to my family and to me," Durant wrote.

Read his whole message here.