Kevin Durant shocked the NBA when he joined the Warriors four years ago today

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Kevin Durant announced that he would be leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder to sign with the Golden State Warriors exactly four years ago.

The move was widely criticized as Durant had previously said he wanted to stay with the Thunder. The Warriors were coming off of a 73-9 season and had eliminated Durant’s Thunder in seven games in the Western Conference Finals.

As expected, the Warriors won back-to-back championships in Durant’s first two seasons with his new team, after he had repeatedly fallen just short with Oklahoma City. Last season Golden State missed out on a third consecutive title after he tore his Achilles and Klay Thompson tore his ACL.

Durant averaged 25.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game in his three seasons with the Warriors. he averaged 29.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.5 per game in the postseason while playing for Golden State. He was named Finals MVP in 2017 and 2018.

Durant once again joined a new team in free agency this offseason, signing with the Brooklyn Nets. He has yet to make his debut with the team due to his Achilles injury but is expected to be ready to play by the start of next season.