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How Kevin Durant Reportedly Told The Warriors About His Decision

A general photo of Kevin Durant pointing toward the sky.

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 13: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors points to the sky before their game against the LA Clippers during Game One of the first round of the 2019 NBA Western Conference Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on April 13, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

After three years, three NBA Finals appearances, two titles and two NBA Finals MVPs, Kevin Durant is leaving the Golden State Warriors. But while the team will no doubt be disappointed to see him go, they appear to be satisfied with how he told them.

According to ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Durant and his business manager met with Warriors general manager Bob Myers to tell him of his decision in person.

Per the report, the teams all felt that the "process was forthright."

Durant is now slated to join the Brooklyn Nets on a four-year, $160 million contract. However, it's unlikely he sees the court much in the 2019-20 season due to a ruptured Achilles.

In July 2016, Durant signed a two-year, $54.3 million contract with a player option for a third year. He helped lead the Warriors to back-to-back NBA titles over the Cleveland Cavaliers in those first two years.

In the 2018 off-season, Durant opted out of the deal before re-signing with the Warriors on a two-year, $61.5 million contract in order to help the team re-sign its core players.

But the second year of the deal included a player option that he ultimately declined.

Unfortunately, his tenure with the Warriors didn't end as he anticipated, suffering a ruptured Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. His final moments on the court for the team are him limping off while being assisted by his teammates.

He now joins the Nets in the Eastern Conference, where he will hook up with Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan this summer.