Kevin Durant Signs Huge Extension with Brooklyn Nets

The NBA's active leader in points per game (27.0 ppg), Kevin Durant has decided to extend his contract with the Brooklyn Nets for a reported four-year, $198M

Durant had signed a four-year, $164M deal with the Nets heading into the 2019-20 season, knowing he wouldn't play for the full year, and has now declined the player option for the 2022-23 season in order for this deal to kick in instead. 

KD has had a storied NBA career which includes a number of highlights, including: 11x All-Star, 9x All-NBA (9x 1st Team, 3x 2nd Team), 4x Scoring Champion, 2x NBA Finals MVP, 2x All-Star Game MVP, 2013-14 NBA MVP and Rookie of the Year. His career scoring mark of 27.02 ppg is good for fifth all-time and puts him 0.02 ppg ahead of LeBron James and just 0.01 ppg behind Jerry West for fourth all-time. 

Durant is presently in Tokyo, Japan at the moment, getting ready for the Gold Medal match between USA and France. The Americans look to go for their fourth gold in a row and seven of the last eight Olympics since NBA players were allowed to play. They will also be looking to avenge their only loss of the tournament, as France beat them 83-76 in the first game for both teams. 

And as a last little bit of comedy from the maestro of jackass himself, Stephen A. Smith, made himself look like an... well, an idiot, as per usual.

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