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"If you cannot beat them, join them". These immortal words would surely best describes Durant's move to join the team he was...

Kevin Durant Heading to Warriors Dugout

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"If you cannot beat them, join them". These immortal words would surely best describes Durant's move to join the team he was desperately trying to oust off court during last NBA season. Golden State Warriors could be the team to beat next season. This move sent uproars from NBA players to executives and started to contemplate how the newest super team will alter the playing field.

Durant's decision to leave  Oklahoma, in which he helped them trip to four Western Conference finals and a NBA championship in 2012;  rekindled discussions about how star players leaving their teams to win championships with another team. Durant has caused much ruckus as Lebron James did when he left a champ Miami Heat team to join forces with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love of Cleveland Cavaliers. Then he got people cursing him 

As Jordan would say back in 2010, "There's no way, with hindsight, I would've ever called up Larry (Bird), called up Magic and said, 'Hey, look, let's get together and play one team'". "But that's ..things are different. I can't say that's a bad thing. It's an opportunity these kids have today. In all honesty, I was trying to beat those guys."

Must-remember dream team who failed

Dream teams also had their fair share of failures. It wasn't always easy for them. You might want to recall these.

- James, Wade and Bosh in Miami Heat. This three stars experienced losing in their first team up to the underdog Dallas Mavericks.
- James, Love and Irving with Cleveland Cavaliers. When James left Heat to join Cavs, they lost in their first finals before bagging the trophy just this season.
- Gary Payton and Karl Malone joining Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal in Los Angeles Lakers. Everyone expected this team would troop down to the final match but fell short both in 2003 and 2004.
- Dwight Howard and Steve Nash in Los Angeles Lakers. With these two in the team, LA hoping it could bring back the Bryant-O'neal three peat win. But didn't materialize either.

Now, not all are anointing this team Superstar the next big thing. Some NBA players took it to Twitter pour out their insights on Durant's big swing to the Bay Area. Take for example Denver Nuggets forward Jusuf Nurkic's tweet, "Somebody beat you! And you go there..? Superstar not doing that man."

Durant isn't concerned of any opinions at all. For him, this decision has long been contemplated. Draymond Green surely understands what Durant has been going through, So his first welcome message on Twitter for KD? "Block out the noise."


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