When the 60 Minutes correspondent sits down with the principals of the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors, the question comes out generally. “Serious question, do you guys ever wonder: how could I play for another team after going through this?” NBA veteran Andre Iguodala takes the question, saying how the other Warriors are young and they don’t know, “they got time.” Iguodala says he’s going nowhere — “somebody else recruits me, it’s got to be the template,” he says, meaning that team has to have all the pieces in place, like they do at Golden State.
Steph Curry laughs at Iguodala’s description of what it would take to switch teams. Superstar and fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson also laughs easily. But seated next to Curry, superstar Kevin Durant remains grim and glum, and doesn’t allow himself a smile. Durant is the subject of major speculation about where he’ll play next year, and the chatter about it seems to make him angry. (Reasonably, Durant would prefer to focus on the job at hand and he wishes others would just “watch the game.”) Besides, Durant knows that no matter how generally and innocently the question is phrased, it’s directed at him. Curry’s not going anywhere. Speculation about Iguodala’s future doesn’t make the news. Thompson? He could go, but most people think he’ll be a Warrior for a while.
It’s Durant who could be a Knick or a Laker or a Wizard or who knows? Does Durant ever wonder if he could play for another team? Safe to say he doesn’t wonder this at all — because Kevin Durant knows he could play for another team. In fact he’s confident he could lead another team to the championship — he has to be. That’s who he is. And as you see in the video above, it’s no laughing matter.