Warriors

Warriors

Steve Kerr constantly preaches joy on the basketball court. Perhaps no other star shows it more often than Warriors point guard Steph Curry. 

But Warriors general manager Bob Myers felt the joy was gone when Golden State won its second straight title with Kevin Durant. KD, however, has a different opinion. Much different. 

Durant's brother, Tony, clearly didn't agree with Myers as well. 

"The second time with Kevin [Durant] it felt like, 'Well, we just did what we were supposed to do, and great job,'" Myers told ESPN’s Nick Friedell of winning the championship in 2018. "It wasn't joy.”

"I'm sure a lot of people felt differently. It wasn't anybody's fault. I think there's just a weight to everything. And so I'm sure [the Bulls] felt that weight of everything, weight of relationships."

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From the moment Durant decided to sign with the Warriors in the summer of 2016, Golden State was under constant scrutiny. That included KD, as well as other players, Kerr and more. The spotlight never stopped. Those on the outside were waiting for them to crack. 

 

But the Warriors went to the Finals in all three of Durant's seasons on the Dubs, winning two championships. After winning his second Finals MVP in a row, it's clear Durant believes joy still permeated throughout this historic squad.

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