Kevin Durant's decision to join the Golden State Warriors in free agency will go down as one of the most shocking decisions in NBA history.
The 2014 MVP has been portrayed as a villain for ditching the only franchise he had ever played for, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and heading to a team that not only won a record-setting 73 regular season games, but knocked him and his team out of the playoffs too.
The 27-year-old insists it is all in the name of winning, but many stars around the league haven't seen it in such a black and white manner.
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Jae Crowder, who is coming off an excellent season for the Boston Celtics, was a part of the meeting when KD heard out the most successful franchise in league history.
To say he is not happy with Durant's decision would be an understatement. A gross understatement.
During an appearance at the Basketball Hall of Fame on Thursday, Crowder went on a profanity-laced tirade about Durant's decision to snub the Celtics and head for Oakland.
"We were the only team in the NBA to beat [Cleveland and Golden State] on their home court. The only team in the NBA, the Boston Celtics," Crowder told MassLive.com. "We told him that. We played him clips from both games and told him basically the scouting report of how we guarded Steph [Curry] and Klay [Thompson] - our entire game plan, basically. That's what made me mad. We f---ing told him everything we do to beat these guys, and we beat them, and he went and joined them.
"Afterward, I was talking to Isaiah [Thomas], like maybe after you sit back, [we] shouldn't have told him everything, but who the f--- thought he was going to Golden State, realistically? It was like a slap in the face for us, basically."
Crowder may be bitter about Durantula's decision, but the hottest free agent on the market had to do what he felt was best for him. The Golden State Warriors are one of the best teams of this generation; if he believes he can win championships with them, then why not?
Durant has gone on record to say he was mightily impressed with Tom Brady's presence during his meeting with Boston and he was very close to signing for the Celtics. It's understandable that Crowder would be frustrated, but, realistically, just because they decided to open up about team tactics doesn't mean KD owed them his signature.
It just doesn't work that way. Nevertheless, the addition of Al Horford has been a smart piece of business for Boston and it will be incredibly interesting the first time Durant visits the TD Garden next season.