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Kevin Durant Joins The Golden State Warriors

David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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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)

Durant going to the Warriors instantly makes them the heavy favorites to win the NBA title next season.

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