Kevin Durant’s future in Oklahoma is uncertain after the Golden State Warriors edged past Thunder to advance to back-to-back NBA Finals appearance on Monday night.
Durant’s team blew the opportunity to eliminate the reigning champions two nights back at home and succumbed to the best team of the league in the decider. The Warriors won, 96-88.
Instead of becoming a team which eliminated the Warriors after their record setting 73-win regular season, the Thunder will now be remembered for their playoff collapse.
“We wanted to win the whole thing,” Durant said, according to the league’s official website. “There’s no moral victories in our locker room after the game. We were all upset. We wanted to get a chance to play for a championship in the finals, so that hurts.”
Will Durant re-sign for the Thunder this summer?
According to the former MVP, it’s too early to predict about what is going to happen in July. The free agency will start on July 1. Durant also pointed out, that the Thunder has no regrets after being knocked out by the Warriors, as his teammates played out their hearts throughout the 2016 NBA Playoffs.
If Durant leaves Oklahoma after a nine-year stint, he will do so without having given the franchise a NBA title.
“Unfortunately we didn’t come out on top,” Durant said. “That’s something that all the guys are upset about. But we laid it all out there. Everybody left their soul out on the court. We have no regrets.”
The closest Durant shouldered the team near a NBA title was in 2012, when the Thunder were defeated by LeBron James’ Miami Heat in the NBA Finals in five games.