The Golden State Warriors organization was "furious and bewildered", according to a report Sunday night by ESPN's Chris Haynes, at the inactivity of Thunder leadership the last time Kevin Durant returned to Oklahoma City.
Durant's stunning decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the Golden State Warriors The high point of the rivalry was Durant's return to Oklahoma City with the Warriors to face off against the Thunder in February.
The Thunder did nothing to honor Durant for his nine years or service prior to his return, and the in-game operations staff made no mention of it during the game itself.
For the second time, more than likely, he will receive a chorus of boos and jeers from a crowd that used to love and support him.
However, Warriors coach Steve Kerr disputed ESPN's report, saying that the Thunder is a class organization, according to USA Today. The Thunder isn't just winning games, but its doing so in blowout fashion. Many fans in the crowd wore "cupcake" T-shirts and chanted "soft" at Durant, who finished with 34 points in the win.
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"I've never played against a player like that", Kings rookie George Papagiannis said after going toe to toe with the Oklahoma City Thunder's Steven Adams, one of the more physical players in the National Basketball Association. One only has to look at how LeBron James was welcomed back to Cleveland in his first game with the Miami Heat to see how this was all going to turn out.
The Warriors will be in Oklahoma City once again tonight.
Durant was a great player for the Thunder and helped to put the franchise on the map. But that day sure isn't happening anytime soon and definitely isn't happening this season.
The Warriors fear Durant, who's sidelined with a MCL injury he suffered earlier this month, will get a second bumpy reception despite not suiting up.