The NBA’s offseason just took a startling turn.
The Nets’ acquisitions may have suddenly shifted the league’s balance of power, even though Durant will likely miss all of next season with a ruptured Achilles tendon he suffered in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Durant, a 10-time all-star who won two titles with the Golden State Warriors, is reportedly signing a four-year contract worth $164 million.
Fans on Twitter had lots to say. Some of it was aimed at the Nets’ crosstown rivals, the woebegone New York Knicks, for missing out on Durant.