Report: Kevin Durant texted Draymond Green night of 2016 NBA Finals Game 7 indicating commitment to Warriors
Draymond Green recounted calling Kevin Durant from the parking lot after the Warriors lost Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals.
But what would Durant say about a post-Game 7 text exchange with Green?
The Finals ended June 19. Durant revealed he’d sign with the Warriors on July 4. Between, there were free-agency meetings in the Hamptons, a dinner with his soon-to-be-former Thunder teammates and breathless speculation about where he’d sign. Most presumed he’d return to Oklahoma City for at least one more year.
But he was set on on Golden State all along? Wow. That’s quite a revelation.
Of course, texting Green never bound Durant. Any team, including the Thunder, could have persuaded him off his apparent plan. The Warriors had to close, and they did – then closed on a title nearly a year later.
As far as Durant denying Green calling him after Game 7, the difference between a text and call doesn’t clear that up.
ESPN’s Zach Lowe, who reported Green’s story of the parking-lot call:
Texting from the locker room and calling from the car, just after losing the biggest game of his career? Green was stalkerish in his recruitment of Durant.
But Green obviously has no regrets now.