Video: Draymond Green Details Recruiting Kevin Durant To The Warriors

Kevin Durant joined the Golden State Warriors during the 2016 offseason after the Warriors lost to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in 7 games in the NBA Finals.  Durant and the Warriors went on to win back-to-back championships and many think they would have won a third had he not injured his Achilles in the playoffs.  Durant signed with the Brooklyn Nets ahead of the 2020-2021 season after missing the entire prior season due to the aforementioned injury, ending his tenure with the Warriors, which was filled with headlines for both good and bad reasons despite the overwhelming success the team was having on the court.  

Notably, the former league MVP was seemingly snubbed by Warriors GM Bob Meyers with a joke that may or may not have hurt his feelings, and Durant also had a heated argument with teammate Draymond Green during a game which both players still get asked about today.  

Another interesting aspect of Kevin Durant's time with the Warriors was the story of how he was recruited to the team, with one popular tale claiming that Draymond Green called the 11x All-Star from the parking lot directly after their game 7 loss to the Cavs, but Green set the record straight on the entire process on a recent appearance on J.J. Redick's The Old Man and The Three:

In the 10-minute video, Green laughs off the parking lot story but then reveals what actually happened that summer and what the Warriors' recruitment process was in attempting to secure the services of the deadliest shooter in the league not already on their team.  He details how difficult it is to get Steph Curry on a plane in the offseason (very), taking less money knowing they had a chance at KD, and what the former Defensive Player of the Year thinks set the Warriors apart in free agency.

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