Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
Many bookmarked the argument between Kevin Durant and Draymond Green as a tell-tale sign that Durant would be out of Golden State following the 2019 NBA Finals, win or lose, including Durant's former teammate, Kendrick Perkins.
I said that Brooklyn was the front runner for KD 2 weeks ago on @espn The Jump!!!! ??♂️— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) June 30, 2019
The Warriors organization even suspended Green one game for his profanity-laced tirade during a regular season game against the Los Angeles Clippers, during which he even challenged Durant to leave in free agency because the Warriors had already won without KD.
That didn't age too well.
Of course, Durant tore his Achilles in Game 5 against Toronto and the Warriors ended up losing the Finals, as well as their superstar small forward. Perkins claims that the Warriors were the favorite to sign Durant in the summer until the incident with Green, and also that the Knicks were never a destination for KD.
"I think people had speculation that the Knicks were actually the front runners, but they weren't," Perkins told KNBR.
Durant also told Perkins "you know why I chose Brooklyn", citing the organization's upward trend and rapid return from the grave as big reasons for his decision.
As for Green, he may want to cool it on getting into it with his teammates, unless of course he'd rather destroy the Warriors before agreeing to a deal with another team next offseason as a free agent.