Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry dribbles against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant during the first half of Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif., Monday, May 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -
In a post on The Players’ Tribune Monday morning, Kevin Durant broke the news that he will be joining the Golden State Warriors.
Durant, who was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder when they were still in Seattle in 2007, has played his entire NBA career for that team, averaging 27.4 points per game.
“It really pains me to know that I will disappoint so many people with this choice, but I believe I am doing what I feel is the right thing at this point in my life and my playing career,” Durant wrote.
The four-time scoring champion led the Oklahoma City Thunder to the NBA Finals in 2012, and to the Western Conference finals in four of the past six years
He was the Rookie of the Year in 2008 and league MVP in 2014. Durant has also been a seven-time NBA All-Star.
Durant had meetings with the Thunder, Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat.
He will be heading to the team that knocked out the Thunder in the Western Conference Finals this past season.
ESPN reports that Durant will sign a two-year deal worth $54.3 million. Durant cannot officially sign the new contract until July 7.
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