NBA superstar Kevin Durant has signed with the Golden State Warriors.
The former Oklahoma City Thunder forward announced the decision Monday morning in a post for The Players Tribune.
He wrote in part:
The primary mandate I had for myself in making this decision was to have it based on the potential for my growth as a player — as that has always steered me in the right direction. But I am also at a point in my life where it is of equal importance to find an opportunity that encourages my evolution as a man: moving out of my comfort zone to a new city and community which offers the greatest potential for my contribution and personal growth. With this in mind, I have decided that I am going to join the Golden State Warriors.
The deal is expected to be worth more than $50 million over two years. (SLIDESHOW: This NBA Bombshell Girlfriend Is Almost Naked For Sports Illustrated)
Kevin Durant will sign a two-year deal with the Warriors at $54.3 million, league sources say, with a Player Option for Year 2
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 4, 2016
Durant going to the Warriors instantly makes them the heavy favorites to win the NBA title next season.