The Golden State Warriors have succeeded in improving their roster with the addition of another superstar, Kevin Durant, to their team this summer. Draymond Green revealed the crazy things he did just to recruit KD and join him in Golden State.
Kevin Durant was the most coveted superstar in the 2016 NBA free agency. The 27-year-old small forward made a tough decision when he chose to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for their West rivals, Golden State Warriors. Before he made a decision, six NBA teams, including the Warriors, have made their own unique style in courting KD.
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For the Warriors, Draymond Green admitted that he played a major part in recruiting Kevin Durant. Green revealed that he had gone too far just to get Durant on their team.
“I recruited KD really hard. And it was like the equivalent of a college coach trying to get a top-five recruit—although I would’ve broke every NCAA rule there was, because I called him a million times. I text him a million and one times. And I tried to show up wherever he was every chance I got.”
“When I found out he was coming, I came back to my senses, and I said, ‘I wonder if he respects me as a man now, the way I just blew his phone up.’ He had to have a girlfriend who got on his nerves worse than that before. So, I questioned myself.” Green said.
Kevin Durant and Draymond Green both played for the Team USA in the recent Rio Olympics where they brought home the gold medal. In the nearing 2016-17 NBA season, the Golden State Warriors are now the favorite to win the NBA championship title.
Before, Durant and the Thunder were one of the toughest rivals of the Warriors in the Western Conference. However, now that KD joined the last year’s runner-up, there is a higher possibility that the Warriors will be ruling the West next season.
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