Kevin Durant, who will join the Brooklyn Nets, left the Golden State Warriors for feeling underrated by their fans, according to a Sunday report.
Kendrick Perkins – Durant's former teammate from Oklahoma City Thunder – and another source near Durant told The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears that Durant had been overshadowed by Stephen Curry, the point guard of the Warriors.
The feel of Durant is understandable, as Curry, which was selected in 2009, is largely the face of the franchise, Spears writes.
"There was always the feeling that the 10-time All-Star for Stephen Curry felt like a distant second violin," Spears said.
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He added that two events alienated Durant from the warriors: fans singing "MVP" for Curry at home games, and General Manager Bob Meyer's joke during the Warrior's 2018 Championship Parade that Durant might have any contract he wants to have in the free agency – the same thing he'd said to Curry the year before.
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Durant will sign a contract with the Brooklyn Nets when his status as a free agency ends on July 6. ESPN announced that the contract value will be $ 164 million.