One of the trigger words that has become important in the NBA dictionary as of late is the word legacy. Just ask Brooklyn Nets star, Kevin Durant. When Durant parted ways with the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the Golden State Warriors in 2016, many people questioned what effect it would have on his legacy to join the team that eliminated him from the playoffs weeks prior.

Even when he decided to part ways with Golden State in 2016 to join the Brooklyn Nets, people thought he was doing it to prove that he could lead a team to a title on his own, which would have added to his legacy. But the Nets star says the meaning of his legacy should be much deeper than that.

“Being able to play with Russell Westbrook, Steph Curry, and Kyrie and still be me. Yeah, that’s my legacy. That’s who I am. That’s what I bring to the game. I can play with anybody, anywhere, at any time, and you know I’m going to bring it every day. That should be my legacy,” Durant said to Chris B. Haynes via Bleacher Report.

“All that extra s–t like, ‘You got to win before you retire and make sure your legacy is straight,’ that’s bulls–t to me. My legacy is predicated on what Cam Thomas is learning from me and what he’ll take away to help him by the time he’s in his 10th year. That’s my legacy. What I did with Andre Roberson, the confidence I helped him build when he was in the league. That’s my legacy.”

The latest Nets news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Nets newsletter here!

Join Heavy on Nets!

Durant ‘Enjoying Every Moment’ With Nets

There was a mixed bag of emotions about Durant’s decision to leave Golden State. Some applauded him for his willingness to take on a new challenge after leading them to back-to-back titles in 2018 and 2019. Others felt he was doing himself a disservice by leaving, as the Warriors had all the makings of the next great dynasty.

To this point, Durant has not enjoyed much success during his Brooklyn tenure. He has just one playoff series win with the Nets. But despite the lack of success with the team, Durant says he is enjoying his time with the Nets. …read more



Nets Kevin Durant Sends Bold Message on Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *