Long before this season started, NBA fans knew it was over. We knew the Golden State Warriors were gonna roll to yet another title before the Kevin Durant free agency sweepstakes began. Now, however, there seems to be a bit dysfunction in the Warriors locker room and I’m 100% confident it will lead to Kevin Durant becoming a New York Knick.
NBA Twitter is the absolute best. Anytime some breaking news hits the internet or locker room drama gets aired out in public, NBA Twitter comes alive in a way that no other sport can duplicate.
So, obviously, when quite possibly the greatest team of all-time starts showing signs of dysfunction and a fractured locker room, NBA Twitter will be sounding off like never before.
Story with @MarcJSpearsESPN and me: Late game exchange between Kevin Durant/Draymond Green carried into locker room Monday night, w/ teammates loudly confronting Green for decision-making on final play of regulation. Scene described as one of most intense of this G-State era.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 13, 2018
The Golden State Warriors are showing a crack in the armor. I never thought I’d be able to say that during the 2018-2019 season.
This is exactly the push the NBA needed for top teams to remind themselves that it is actually possible to beat the Warriors. All we can hope for as basketball fans is that this dysfunction seeps deeper and deeper into the locker room until it comes to a point where Kevin Durant goes scorched earth Jimmy Butler style.
This kind of in-house drama is exactly the kind of thing that you can see play out in a high stakes playoff series if things don’t go perfectly from tip-off of game one.
Kevin Durant after the altercation:
“That’s why I’m out”pic.twitter.com/ludk5cpQkh
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) November 14, 2018
Look right here! He says he’s out!
Durant is tired of Draymond Green acting like they’re on a similar level and he’s tired of everybody saying he’s soft for joining Golden State to chase a ring. He absolutely cares about public perception and we as Knicks fans have an obligation to use that information to bully him onto the Knicks.
Here’s the gameplan:
- Relentlessly call him soft for joining Golden State for an easy ring. Most of us are already well ahead on step one.
- Tweet at him after every game that if he really thought he was one of the greats he’d be able to do it as the clear number one option in a big market town like New York.
- Tweet daily reminders to him that the first star to come to the Knicks and win a championship will be the greatest hero the City of New York has ever known and will be treated like a god among men.
That’s all it takes. Three steps to Twitter-bully Kevin Durant into signing with the New York Knicks. The more the locker room of Golden State falls apart, the stronger Durant’s feelings about getting out of dodge at the end of the year will be.
We have Draymond Green’s ridiculous ego to thank for Golden State being ruled out of the Kevin Durant free agent sweepstakes before the season is even over.