11 NBA Stars Who Shocked Fans By Switching Teams

11. Kevin Durant signs with the Golden State Warriors (2016)

Kevin Durant signs with the Golden State Warriors
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The prized free agent of the 2016 offseason signs with the team who just finished with the best regular season record in NBA history (73-9). After taking the Warriors to seven games in the 2016 Western Conference Finals, NBA fans and “experts” thought it was a foregone conclusion that Kevin Durant would re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder. But Durant shocked the world, announcing on the morning of July 4th, 2016, that he would be signing a two-year deal with the Warriors. Fans will spend the next few months obsessing over why KD left OKC — was it an issue with Westbrook? Does he want to play in a bigger market? Does he want to shoulder less of the workload? And there’s probably at least a handful of crazy conspiracy theories that have yet to surface. Either way, only time will tell if this was the right decision.

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