Kevin Durant Could Learn A Thing Or Two About Loyalty From Robert Swift


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Mark Cuban believes Kevin Durant‘s decision to join the Golden State Warriors will benefit the NBA from a business perspective, despite commissioner Adam Silver’s concerns about the forming of a superteam.

Cuban, the Dallas Mavericks owner who has never shied away from going against the grain, is confident that adding a former MVP to a recent championship team that already features two-time MVP Stephen Curry and All-Stars Klay Thompson and Draymond Green will drive interest in the league.

“They become the villain,” Cuban told ESPN on Wednesday, a day after Silver indicated that changes in the collective bargaining agreement are needed to prevent similar situations from developing in the future. “Just like when LeBron James went to Miami, I loved that there was a villain. They become the villain. I’m fine with that. Everybody’s going to root for them to lose.”

We know the new trend in the NBA is teaming up with your nemeses to dominate the league. Gone are the days of junkyard dogs scrapping for rebounds in the paint and refusing to shake hands after a loss. Pioneers of the game like Raef LaFrentz and Stromile Swift, who didn’t want to team up with others to guarantee rings, are long extinct. Those guys would rather play for middling franchises as role players and lose than jump ship to super-teams and win. You never saw Jonathan Bender palling around with opposing centers in the offseason. You never saw Robert Swift taking a pay cut so the Sonics could sign his buddies. Players now care more about taking pay cuts then making hard cuts which is why the art of the inbound pass has been lost in the half court game.

And now we got guys with great business ethics like Mark Cuban saying Kevin Durant joining Steph Curry is “good for business.” In that sense, wouldn’t America be better if big corporations teamed up? Did Mark learn anything from Indiana University business school or was he too busy zoning off and planning out his genius investments down the line?

In all seriousness, I don’t think people should be upset that Kevin Durant went to Golden State. He had the option and they had the money. It’s the same as people getting outraged by prostitution. If it’s a mutually agreed upon transaction, does it really matter if it’s hurting the rest of the league/the fabric of American marriage? Now I’m not saying Kevin Durant whored himself out to the Warriors but let’s just say Daenerys Targaryen couldn’t reach Westeros without teaming up with the Dothraki.

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