After Kevin Durant shocked the basketball world on that now famous Fourth of July, he eventually signed a two-year deal with the Warriors worth just over $51 million. But, there's a catch.
Durant's deal has an opt-out after this season and he will hit the open market as a free agent once again. The suspense will be nothing like last time.
When asked if he is coming back to the Warriors, Durant first rolled his eyes and tried to move on to the next subject. Then, he made it clear.
"Yeah, yeah," Durant told Anthony Slater of The Athletic when asked to make it 100 percent that he will be on the Warriors next season.
The Warriors don't yet have Durant's full Bird Rights so he can't sign the full five-year max deal this summer. Golden State does have his early Bird Rights, however, making him eligible for a four-year max deal.
"I'm sure here soon I'll want to sign a long-term deal just to feel stable. But I'm enjoying every moment of it, so I'm not trying to look too far down the line," Durant said.
“The money is not important to me. I've made so much over my career. But I do know that I want to be here, I love playing here.”
Over his first two seasons with the Warriors, Durant is averaging 25.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.7 blocks per game. He won first championship and was named NBA Final MVP in Year 1 and was named to his ninth straight NBA All-Star Game in Year 2.
Steph Curry turns 30 years old on Wednesday, but with the Warriors playing the Lakers, his friends and family decided to hold the party for him on Monday night.
Most of Curry's Warriors teammates attended the bash. Things must have gone late into the night because the team cancelled the planned practice for 11am on Tuesday.
Special guests included E-40, Paramore and Lecrae. Curry himself took a turn on the mic and belted out a few bars.
Based on the videos from the party, it appears Curry may have gotten a small yacht for a present.
Don't feel bad that you weren't invited. There were enough videos posted on Instagram Stories by Steph, his wife Ayesha, his sister Sydel, his brother Seth and E-40, among others. Check out some of the best here:
Programming note: In the lead up to Stephen Curry's 30th birthday on March 14th, we will be unveiling the top plays of his historic career. Check back Wednesday for the No. 1.
Curry No. 2: Epic 35-foot game-winner in OT vs Thunder on Feb. 27, 2016
The Warriors are locked in an epic battle against an Oklahoma City team featuring Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook and it looks bad when Curry leaves in the third quarter after rolling his left ankle.
He not only returns but also conquers, scoring 46 points, including 12 3-pointers, punctuated by pulling up from 35 feet to sink the game-winner in OT. It is the biggest shot of the regular season.
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