The Brooklyn Nets have become the story of the NBA, after signing yet another former All-Star (LaMarcus Aldridge) to their amazing cast. And while we don’t know how this story will end for Brooklyn, we do have an idea as to how it started.

To start the season, it was only Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving who were with the Nets, and they were among the league’s most intriguing duos at the time. After a few weeks, however, the Nets somehow pulled off a trade for James Harden, marking the beginning of the rise of basketball’s newest super squad.

Today, in a story by Bleacher Report, it was revealed how Kevin Durant, specifically, was able to lure in the Beard from the Rockets.