It may not always be easy to understand Kevin Durant’s choices. From small things like Durant’s hobby, which you may not know about and unrelated to sports, to big things like his decision to criticize a 13-year-old on Twitter. As for his career as a professional basketball player in the NBA, his decisions may be guided by the fact that he has an ultimate goal in mind.
“I want to be the greatest,” Durant said in October 2013 while opening up about his career for The Oklahoman (via Bleacher Report). “I want to be remembered as one of the greatest. If they repeat the top 50 players (of all time), I want to be a part of that.” To make that dream a reality, Durant not only needs to dominate on the pitch, but also to be with a winning team and by the right teammates be surrounded.
Maybe that’s why he’s played for three teams over the years, according to the NBA. He was first selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in 2007 before the team became the Oklahoma City Thunder and has since played for both the Golden State Warriors and the Brooklyn Nets. That willingness to play for the ideal team — or desire to add more cash to his already impressive net worth — is perhaps also why there’s big speculation he’s about to make major career changes.
Kevin Durant reportedly wants to leave the Brooklyn Nets
Kevin Durant is reportedly looking for a new team. According to the New York Post, the NBA player asked the Brooklyn Nets to let him go after just three years with the franchise. While the Nets’ general manager Sean Marks appears to be on board with the trade, it appears he won’t allow the move until he gets something — or rather, someone — worthwhile in return. That means it’s unclear where Durant is headed and when that might happen.
Of course, that hasn’t stopped people from having a say when it comes to which team Durant might get this time around. While some basketball lovers mention the Chicago Bulls and someone else joked about the possibility that he might return to the Oklahoma City Thunder, reporter Chris Haynes apparently had an inside scoop, tweeting, “Kevin Durant listed the Phoenix Suns as a preferred trade target, saying.” League sources @YahooSports.”
While Durant will likely remain silent on the subject until a potential deal is finalized, we’ll just have to wait and see if he shows up in a Bulls jersey, a Suns jersey, or something completely unexpected.