WebMasterFlex said:
KLAMarine said:

Nah, some players stick with their team through thick and thin. Others seek out opportunities elsewhere.

And some like Durant shamelessly defect to a historic, 73-9 team that defeated his team in the last playoffs. I got no respect for players who are THAT desperate for a ring.

When I think about it, did you thought the same way when James decided to go to Miami ?

I felt similarly but KD's move I find to be much more cowardly: for starters, when James went to Miami, the Heat hadn't been to the finals since 2006 and they hadn't broken the Chicago Bulls's regular season win record either. Also, I might be wrong on this but James's Cavaliers hadn't been eliminated by the Heat prior to James's joining them.

The two instances are not terribly comparable.

A_C_E said:
KLAMarine said:

Well if moves like KD's are okay then might I suggest Kawhi Leonard also join the Warriors? Hell, get Lebron James in there too and Kyrie Irving after. Let all the biggest talents in the NBA join the Warriors so that they will sweep all before them and they will all win rings next year.

Excellent, tense, down-to-the-wire 7-game series like those between Thunder and Warriors or between Warriors and Cavaliers last year be damned. Those are too exciting to watch, they need to be more dull and one-sided.

So the only reason you are giving to your current thought process towards the KD situation is that all NBA superstars could just go to one team? Two words: Salary Cap. All teams must abide by the salary cap. The Warriors aren't doing anything different than what any other team is capable of so why suggest Leonard join the Warriors? That would require many of the people on GSW to leave due Salary issues and disputes.

I think salary caps can be circumvented if players agree to earning less. Tim Duncan is one example of this happening:

http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/7/9/8922483/tim-duncan-contract-discount-spurs-nba-free-agency

I imagine Kawhi and James and Irving can join the Warriors if everyone in the Warriors agrees to taking cuts.

A_C_E said:

I guess I'm having a discussion with someone who doesn't understand how the NBA operates.

PS - Sarcasm is only funny when it makes sense. You just sound frustrated that you aren't getting your way in the playoffs. It goes that way sometimes but don't take it out on completely legal situations and judge somebody when you don't understand the situation.

No, I'm just disappointed. I love basketball and the amazing 7-game series that can take place at times and I once had great respect for Durant.

 

Not so much anymore as he chases a ring the easy way.