At 8:38am PT on Monday, July 4, 2016, Kevin Durant announced he was going to sign with the Warriors.
When Durant called the Warriors to notify them of his decision, what did he say?
On Wednesday, Golden State GM Bob Myers shared the following story:
"I think he thought he was gonna play a joke," Myers told ESPN's Russillio and Kanell. "He said, 'I just want to tell you I appreciate you guys coming out and meeting with me.' And then he used the word, 'but.' And I thought 'Oh man, that's too bad.' Because when somebody says something like that and then they go, 'but,' usually what follows the 'but' is 'I'm doing this or I'm staying or I'm going somewhere else.'
"But then he said, 'But, I've decided to come. I want to be a Warrior.' It was a pretty big pivot of emotion because I thought he was calling for the let-down call.
"And then I asked him later. I said, 'What were you doing? You totally fumbled that when you told me you were coming.' And he said, 'I was thinking about messing with you but then I thought forget it.' So it made sense. He kind of started to say something and then just told me what he wanted to do."
Through 56 games, Durant is averaging 25.8 points and 4.9 assists per game.
He is registering career highs in rebounds (8.3), blocks (1.7) and field goal percentage (53.9), while committing a career-low 2.3 turnovers per contest.