Yahoo! Sports basketball writers got a little too excited by Kevin Durant's visit with the Boston Celtics this past weekend.
Early on Monday, July 4, the website published a video and text declaring that highly-desired NBA free-agent Kevin Durant signed with the Celtics.
">@Yahoo, for announcing that Durant was coming to the Celtics, when he's not. New England MAD!!! pic.twitter.com/laQ53xm8aG
— Bill O'Connor (@OConnorAutodesk)
— Bill O'Connor (@OConnorAutodesk) July 5, 2016
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Boston was just one of many suitors planning meetings with Durant, including his former team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics and Miami Heat.
Durant had previously stated his intentions to announce his decision on Players' Tribune, for which he serves as "deputy publisher," on Monday afternoon.
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If an early leak of top-secret information wasn't bad enough, Durant's own message certainly makes it downright comical: He's signing with the Golden State Warriors, according to his Players' Tribune piece, not the Celtics. The two-year, $54.3 million contract includes a player option after the first year, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.
By adding Durant— one of the league’s best players and former MVP— to a roster with two-time MVP Steph Curry and All-NBA players Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, the Warriors are unquestionably setting themselves up to as next season's NBA super team and league favorites to win the championship after this year's dramatic loss in game seven.