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Fans flock to Twitter to question Kevin Durant's legacy after the Golden State Warriors championship win

“Warriors gave you two free rings. Win your own next season!”
Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant and Golden State Warriors

Kevin Durant and Golden State Warriors

With another title in the bag, the Golden State Warriors have once again sealed their place in history as one of the greatest teams ever assembled. Like their championship in 2015, they won the 2022 NBA Championship without Kevin Durant. It’s indelible proof that an additional star is a blessing but not mandatory for the Stephen Curry-led squad. This matter will be dissected in the weeks, months, and years to come. And the discourse has already begun on Twitter.

No need for KD

Basketball diehards started poking fun at Durant right after the Warriors won the Western Conference Finals, earning a ticket to the NBA Finals. It proved their theory that Durant wasn’t a necessary piece, to begin with. The Warriors, even pre-Durant, were a powerhouse team led by the core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green. (And more entertaining to watch.)

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With the Warriors’ fourth title in eight years, fans’ hypothesis may have turned into an irrepressible fact. Durant won two rings in his three-year tenure at the Bay. This alone doesn’t take away Durant’s talents. But this point will be raised if Durant deserves to be heralded as one of the greats. Steph won two without KD, while Durant hasn’t won any without Steph and the Warriors.

Best Tweets

Fans started flocking to social media as the Warriors mounted a seemingly insurmountable lead early in the third quarter. Below are some of the best tweets aimed at Durant. Some are hilarious as hell, while some are particularly piercing to Durant and his diehard fans.

Whether Durant thinks it’s fair or not, this will be discussed time and time again when fans debate over his legacy. Obviously, this is not the end for Durant. He still has a shot to clean whatever stain he has in his legacy. KD has to win one (if not multiple) titles to prove that he doesn’t need the Warriors or Curry by his side.

Until that happens, social media will have a field day with this. 

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