LeBron 09/10 Move Vs Durant 15/16 Move

Probably the craziest offseason ever for the NBA; the increase in the salary cap, the max contracts being given out, free agency, trades and superstar players deciding on their future. However as we all have heard the biggest story thus far is Durant becoming a Warrior.

The new signing of Durant drew similarities to LeBron James move to Miami back in 2010. The worst part about all of this is the fact that Durant, just labelled himself as the new Villain in the NBA, something LeBron had to endure throughout most of his career. Many fans even argue that this was way worse than what LeBron James did in 2010. Durant joined a team that was already a title contender who recently lost in the NBA finals. He joined a team that had a reigning MVP in Steph Curry, he joined a team that just recently broke the NBA regular season record and he joined a team that eliminated him from the playoffs after being up 3-1. Some can even point out and say that Durant left his team who had all the pieces to winning the championship. He decision to leave OKC definitely made his chances higher in terms of winning a ring. However his legacy did take a hit if he was ever considered to be one of the great.

But which is worst? LeBron’s move or Durant’s move? Well let’s look at LeBron transition. After the Lakers won the 2010 championship against Boston, LeBron decided to test the free agency market and see which team fits with him the most. Let’s be clear, the only teams LeBron had in mind was the Cavs and the Heat. When it was time for him to make his decision, LeBron really screwed things up when he had to make his “Decision”, remember the whole live on TV “I’m going to take my talents to South Beach”. Well that really triggered things to be the worse due to the fact that he had to publicly announce his departure from his hometown team that drafted him. It was the wrong move in James part and not only did LeBron left his own hometown city to pursue for a championship, he left a team that had the best record in the 09/10 season (61-21).

Durant joined the team that had the best record of all-time. I don’t know which is worse. Maybe Durant cause his path seemed a bit easier joining a team that come straight out of the Finals.

Many would say that LeBron joined forces with 2 of the top 10 NBA players (Wade #5 – Bosh #8) of that year. While Durant joined forces with 2 of the best shooters of all time and a top 5 player in Steph Curry. (FYI Draymond and Thompson are not top 10 players in the league). LeBron also stated that the Heat will not only win 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5…. You get the point and once again that was the wrong move on LeBron part.  In the wake up LeBron James move, it was the second best player behind the Mamba, who actually won a champion without shifting teams or joining forces with a top 5 player in the league. You can also say that Durant is the third best behind Curry and LeBron, even though that’s really not a huge difference.

When I look at it, yes maybe Durant had an easier path to winning a ring compared to LeBron decision in 09/10. Adding another superstar player to the 73-9 team is quite ridiculous. However LeBron brought a whole lot of attention on himself in his move compared to Durant. Durant didn’t do a “Decision”, he didn’t promise Golden State that he will win 5 championships, he didn’t leave his hometown, and he didn’t wear number 23 to be a reflection of the great.

So when it all comes down to it, the move of LeBron is much worse than Durant.



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