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Kevin Durant has a vivid imagination, and he sees big things in store for himself, his teammates and the Warriors organization.

Back on Nov. 20 -- about one week after his confrontation with Draymond Green at Staples Center -- the two-time NBA Finals MVP sat down with Yahoo's Chris Haynes for an extended conversation.

Durant was asked if he's thought about what winning a third consecutive championship would mean for himself, his legacy and/or the Golden State franchise.

"I know for a fact that we'll all get our jerseys retired, we'll probably all get statues here in front of the Chase Center," Durant said. "We'll be Bay Area legends forever. People will recognize this team and this run forever in this area.

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"Steve Kerr is gonna be immortalized, and he's gonna be a legend forever -- Bob Myers as well, and Joe Lacob. That's what I think about. And I think that's going to happen. I think about 50 years from now, when they have our whole team on the Chase Center floor -- or whatever the arena is at that point -- and all the fans are gonna be cheering for us and reminiscing on those days; all of them -- good and bad days -- even what me and Draymond went through.

 

"That's probably the only thing I've really been locked in on when it comes to three-peat ... Steph can be like Joe Montana and Dwight Clark, and somebody can be the Jerry Rice of this group. I know how deep the sports culture is here in the Bay Area. I see Ronnie Lott, and people start slobbering out there mouth when they see Ronnie Lott walking through.

"We got an opportunity to do something like that. Forget everything else -- let's just do that because we're gonna be legends here forever. No matter how many points you score, (or) how many MVPs or Finals MVPs -- that bulls**t that they want to throw out -- we are champs in the Bay Area forever. We're gonna get statues and our jerseys retired -- that's the coolest thing ever."

The biggest question looming over the season, of course, is will Durant ever play at Chase Center as a member of the Warriors? We will get that answer in July.

Follow-up question: If Durant chooses to leave the Warriors this summer, will the franchise ever give him a statue in front of their new home? That's a question that can be debated down the line ...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller