The Separation of Kevin Durant from the Golden State Warriors has taken the veil off of what seemed on the surface like a match made in Heaven.
Dominated the league for two seasons the Golden State Warriors seemed all but poised to win a 3rd straight NBA title with zero signs of slowing down. That was until injuries at key positions in the Finals against the Toronto Raptors along with the stellar play of Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry proved too much for the Warriors to overcome.
Fast forward to now, Kevin Durant has joined forces with Kyrie Irving in Brooklyn while the original 3 for Golden State Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson prepare to start the season in a brand new facility in San Francisco.
The residue left over from bruised egos and second guessing continue to provide new insight into the dynamic of the relationships the outside public believed to be genuine and fruitful to all parties involved. Stephen A. Smith tells a different story on his show First Take.
“KD’s relationship with Steve Kerr was not good,”
“And I’m not saying Steve Kerr did anything, I’m not saying there was some fall out.”
“From what i was told KD was not feeling Steve Kerr at all.”
Some of the friction between Steve Kerr and Kevin Durant stemmed from KD’s doubt regarding the sustainability of the Golden State Warriors offense.
Flip through the pages to the full clip from Stephen A. Smith as well as reactions from twitter after the leaked details.