Kevin Durant’s Journey Continues as NBA Finals Return Becomes Reality
SAN ANTONIO — When Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston was asked what mood their newest superweapon, Kevin Durant, was in back in the locker room after their Game 4 victory over the San Antonio Spurs, just like his team in each of its series so far, he kept it brief. “Joyous, man.”
The job is far from done, but the getting there has been more of a struggle than it seems from afar for Durant and this Golden State team. From the moment KD announced he’d be leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder to come to the Bay, the questions began to pop up. Would this collection of All-Stars be able to jell? Was it right for Durant to abandon ship to join as close to a sure thing as there is in professional sports? Was he now a villain?