Warriors refute ESPN report about KD return to OKC
By admin - 2017-03-20 23:08:40

Steve Kerr and Steph Curry have refuted an ESPN claim that the Warriors were upset by how the Thunder handled the return of Kevin Durant.

Durant was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2007. He was the face of the franchise when as it transitioned from Seattle to Oklahoma City. He was named the National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player for the franchise, league scoring champion, and led them to the NBA Finals in 2012. Durant signed with the 73 win, Finals runners up Warriors in the summer of 2016 and there were conflicting reports about his relationship with Thunder management and players after the change of teams. When the Warriors visited the Thunder for the first time in the 2016-17 season on February 11th, ESPN reported that head coach, Steve Kerr, and star player, Steph Curry, were upset with the front office of the Thunder for not relieving the tension surrounding the return of Kevin Durant. Both Kerr and Curry have refuted the claims.

“I don’t agree,” said Kerr. “[Thunder general manager] Sam Presti’s a friend of mine. I know [Thunder chairman] Clay Bennett, it’s a class organization all the way. So I don’t really pay any attention to a story like that unless there’s an actual name that’s put on, so, I assume it’s just sources? Sources? So I don’t know who that is. It’s nobody with the Warriors. So, we have great respect for the Thunder. Sam’s been a friend of mine forever. They’re first class, so I don’t know where that comes from.”