Kevin Durant hosted on the ESPN’s show First Take, where he talked about several things regarding his career with the Brooklyn Nets but also the problems he had with the Golden State Warriors. Durant said his confrontation with Draymond Green is one of the reasons why he left the Warriors because he didn’t think that was the way teammates should treat each other.
“When your teammate talks to you that way, you think about it. But yeah, for sure, it impacted my reason for leaving Golden State. I felt that it was a situation that could have been avoided. It came out of nowhere, and everybody was looking for something to tear us down, and I think they used that. It opened up a lot of nonsense, and I think Draymond and me talked about it. Draymond knew he was out of line, and as men, we talked about it. He had his process of how he wanted to handle things, and I respected that, and I had my own process.”
During the interview, Durant said he was eyeing the Nets for a couple of years. He thought they were an upcoming team in the NBA so when it came to making the decision of leaving the Warriors, Durant already knew they were the frontrunners of acquiring him.