Breakups can get awfully messy. Sometimes, people get back together anyway. Breakups between NBA teams and players can get messy too.
It’s awkward for friends and family. If they don’t like it, that’s understandable. At the same time – as long as they’re happy, right?
Fans hate to see a star player force his way out of town – it leaves a bad taste. At the same time, they’ll usually welcome them back.
For example, wouldn’t fans of the Oklahoma City Thunder welcome Kevin Durant back?
Yes, his departure was messy. He’s also one of the best basketball players of all time. Surely, they’d be happy to see him come home.
Here’s a deal that has him doing exactly that.
Brooklyn Nets Receive: G/F Luguentz Dort, G Josh Giddey, F Ousmane Dieng, F Darius Bazley, F/C Mike Muscala, 2023 First-Round Pick (LAC via OKC), 2024 First-Round Pick (UTA via OKC), 2025 First-Round Pick (MIA via OKC), 2027 First-Round Pick (DEN via OKC), 2027 First-Round Pick (OKC)
Oklahoma City Thunder Receive: F Kevin Durant