Articol

´It´s my money, I can do what the hell I want with it´ - Durant on pay cut

11 august 2017 01:10

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant spoke about his decision to take a pay cut, insisting he can do whatever he wants with his money.

NBA Finals MVP Durant turned some heads last month when he re-signed with champions the Warriors for far less than his market value.

Durant confirmed this week that he did that for the reason everyone expected — to keep the core of the reigning NBA champions together in Golden State.

"Well, I'm a smart guy and I want to keep this thing going and looking at Andre [Iguodala] and Shaun [Livingston] and Steph [Curry] — they all should make the most money that they can make and get what they deserve," Durant said via TheAthletic.com.

"Because they were all underpaid and I knew at some point they'd want to get what they deserve. So I just took a step back and let the chips fall where they may. Then I took it in my hands."

Durant will earn $25million for the upcoming season. To put that in perspective, it is $1.5m less than he earned in his first campaign with the Warriors, and it is a staggering $9.5m less than he was eligible to receive.

The 28-year-old has a player option worth $26.25m for the second year.

"I wanted to keep the team together and I thought it was going to help the ownership bring all the guys back," Durant said. "And on top of that, it's my money. It's my decision. I can do what the hell I want with it."

Durant admitted he had seen other NBA stars accept salary cuts for the sake of their team in recent years, and it inspired him.

"It wasn't that I wanted the praise," Durant said. "I've learned from Tim Duncan and Dirk Nowitzki and how it has helped them over the years and I thought, if they did it, why can't I? Why shouldn't I sacrifice? People wanted the money to break us up and I didn't want that to happen."

Ultimele ştiri

11 decembrie 2017

 07:26
 07:08
 06:51
 06:23
 05:58
 05:25
 05:17
 05:14
 03:10
 02:53
 02:22
 01:30
 01:25
 01:14
 00:41
 00:24
 00:06

10 decembrie 2017

 23:49
 23:04
 22:47
 22:41
 21:27
 21:14
 20:43
 20:37
 20:24
 20:11
 20:04
 19:52
 19:32
 19:26
 19:26
 19:22
 18:57
 18:56
 18:35
 18:31
 18:17
 18:15
 17:56
 17:19
 17:10
 16:55
 16:50
 16:44
 16:39
 16:20
 16:18
 16:08
 15:54
 15:34
 14:57
 14:34
 14:06
 13:32
 13:22
 12:45
 12:31
 12:08
 11:40
 11:20
 10:42
 10:05
 09:29
 07:55
 07:02
 06:37
 05:48
 05:19
 04:34