The Warriors dynasty was created at the expense of Knicks.
Don Nelson last laughed at the Knicks when he took over Stephen Curry in 2009 with the seventh pick – a seat in front of Mike D & # 39; Antonis Knicks. The Curry-to-the-Knicks Furor suspended the Davidson Electric Point Guard on the Lotto Radar.
In 2014, the Warriors owners were lucky that they were eliminated in the first round by the Clippers. If Golden State had progressed in the second round, Kerr would have been the head coach of the Knicks, which would have resulted in a verbal agreement with Phil Jackson.
The Warriors came to Kerr, and Kerr asked Jackson for permission to withdraw the oral agreement. The warriors may have become big with Mark Jackson, who was fired after losing in the first round.
Would the Knicks have been better with Kerr than the rookie triangle fan Derek Fisher? It's like asking if Napa Valley has good red wine spots.
There is only one way for the Knicks to get the warriors back ̵
The Knicks are now a mess in the court. It would have been great if on Friday night Durant saw a healthy Kristaps Porzingis on his lonely visit to the garden, releasing 3s and blocking lightning.
It would have been wonderful for Durant to witness a healthy Kevin Knox who embodies a young KD – let off 3s, collect rebounds, accelerate to Cours and hole with effortless grace.
Durant is Knox's idol. Kentucky's former assistant coach Kenny Payne told The Post in June that he was sitting in Knox on his first days in Kentucky, handing him a Durant assembly to watch them. Knox has – over and over again. Porzingis is out indefinitely. Knox is at least another week or two away from returning.
Durant was unimpressed by a billboard in the garden that begged him to "make the Knicks big again." Kerr joked Warrior PR reporter Raymond Ridder saw the billboard more like a tribute to ex-Knick, ex-Warrior Clarence Weatherspoon
But there's reason to believe that KD will take the Knicks seriously – unlike the last time when Phil Jackson could not sit down East Hampton
Rich Kleiman, born and raised in Manhattan, grew up with a die-hard Knicks fan, was expected in the Garden Warriors Knicks match on Friday. Kleiman, who was responsible for all Hampton arrangements, is Durant's manager / agent.
Durant and Kleiman own a New York and San Francisco-based company called "Thirty Five Ventures," which conducts their projects under one roof. Knicks President Steve Mills and Kleiman go back. At least the kinks will stay in the loop.
Durant has a penchant for New York, and his father, Wayne Pratt, is a longtime Knicks fanatic. That did not mean anything last time, but maybe it means something this time after Durant won his two rings. LeBron James once called the garden his favorite arena in which to play, but New York is clearly not his favorite city in the cold season.
So, on Thursdays, take a note of Durant's garden with a grain of salt, if you wish City is special to the residents of Maryland.
"It's like a playground with walls," said Durant. "You go outside and you're in the street right now, it feels like you're in Rucker Park, just inside, and this energy, I remember my first game as a rookie, I can remember being pretty I had 30 that night, my family came up and we stayed after the game, so we celebrated a bit, but this energy – it's just pure, pure love for playing in the garden. "
During the 2011 lockout, I was in Rucker Park, where Durant lost 66 points in the August night. Fans mobbed Durant in Harlem at the end of the game. He tweeted:
"No lie, Jus had one of the best times of my life in Rucker Park..wow! I love NY … Harlem waddup."
Durant has made an exit in his contract for a reason , GM Bob Myers may one day regret his Champion Parade Commentary when he states that Curry's status is "more deserving" than Durant's because he joined "the way it was days ago."
The Knicks Did not Get Curry in 2009 Owner James Dolan believed that the media avalanche surrounding D & # 39; s Antoni's love affair with Curry prompted formerly dismissed Knicks coach Nelson to change gear.
It's time for repayment this summer, KD style. Ten years later.