Why Kevin Durant Didn’t Sign With The Wizards In 2016

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Why Kevin Durant Didn’t Sign With The Wizards In 2016


Prior to Kevin Durant signing with the Warriors, there were two possible scenarios more realistic than him actually signing with the Dubs – Staying in Oklahoma City, or going back home to Washington D.C.

But Durant didn’t even meet with the Wizards, although he had meetings with several other teams (Celtics, Clippers, Spus, Warriors, Thunder). In an interview with the Washington Post, Kevin Durant now explained, why he didn’t even consider going back home and start playing for the Washington Wizards.


“I don’t want to open up anything in the past, but I really just didn’t want to play at home. It was nothing about the fans. Being at home, I was so happy with that part of my life — playing at home, being in front of friends, hanging with friends and family every day. That was a part of my life that has come and gone.”


He also explained that not signing with the Wizards had nothing to do with basketball.


“I was like, I’m trying to build a second part of my life as a man living in a different part of the country, just trying to do different things. I did everything I was supposed to do in the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area, I felt. Now it’s time to do something new. I didn’t want to come back. That’s just my thought process behind it. It had nothing to do with basketball, the fans, the city.”


Check out the Kevin Durant’s full interview with the Washington Post, just click here.

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