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10 reasons Kevin Durant's decision is worse than LeBron James' 2010 Decision

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Kevin Durant outdid LeBron James by leaving the Thunder

Kevin Durant didn't help enhance his legacy by choosing to jump ship to the Golden State Warriors. Never has a player so quickly turned his image upside down as the Slim Reaper just did. Joining any other team would still give him leeway to be the undisputed big dog on it, but the choice to join the Warriors is perhaps the worst one he could have made from a reputation stand point.

One cannot help but compare his decision with that of LeBron James' “Decision” in 2010 when he left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. Although LeBron was a hometown hero in Cleveland and he  handled his free agency about as bad as one can, one can still claim that Durant outdid LeBron when it comes to making a bad decision.

Here are 10 reasons why Kevin Durant's decision is worse than LeBron James' 2010 Decision

#1 The 2015 Thunder are overwhelmingly better than 2010 Cavaliers

LeBron James gave his heart and soul to the Cleveland Cavaliers night in and night out from 2003 to 2010. He resiliently carried them on his back with memorable performances in the post-season. All the while being defeated time and time again because he didn't have enough help around him.

In 2009, LeBron had an aging Shaq and Antwan Jamison to fall back on along with Mo Williams. Compare that with the 2015-16 Thunder who had Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka, Steven Adams and Enes Kanter to help Durant. LeBron had been carrying sub-par teams for so long it’s a wonder his back didn't hunch. Kevin Durant had all the help he could ask for, and then some. 

The Cavs averaged 102.1 points per game and allowed 95.6. The Thunder in 2015 averaged a whooping 110.2 points per game while allowing 102.9.

With a blazing ball of fury named Russell Westbrook pushing the ball up court, there isn't much more a star can ask for. Yet, Kevin Durant left behind tons of talent on the Thunder when he absconded to the Warriors.

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Name's Siddarth Sharma- bit.ly/LbO44c Hoop, run, write, rinse, repeat. Awards- Sportskeeda Basketball Writer of the Year (2016)- https://bit.ly/2kPRAw4 Sportskeeda Veteran Keeda (2010-2012)- https://bit.ly/2syxB9n
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