The Golden State Warriors are in the middle of significant overhaul of their roster, but still found time to pay tribute to two of its star players over the past few years, Kevin Durant and Andre Iguodala.
Durant decided to leave the team for the Brooklyn Nets and was dealt to the team in a sign-and-trade that brought D’Angelo Russell to the Warriors. And a few days later, the Warriors announced that they were trading Iguodala to the Memphis Grizzlies.
But on Wednesday, the team posted two separate videos to social media paying tribute to the two stars.
“To be honest, I don’t even know where my life would be without the game of basketball,” KD said at the beginning of the video, which starts with his back facing the camera as he jumps up and down. “I don’t know if I’d be alive or not, to be honest.”
In a tweet accompanying the video, the Warriors listed Durant’s achievements during his three seasons with the team, including being a two-time NBA Finals MVP. “KD left his mark on #DubNation,” the team said in the tweet. “Thank you, 35.”
The tribute to Iguodala starts with his first press conference as a Warrior from 2015, the year that he helped lead the team to its first NBA title in 40 years.
“They were missing one piece and, you know, hopefully, I could be that piece to get the team to where we all want to be, which is to win a championship,” Iguodala said. Then the video switches to the iconic moment of him and Steph Curry kissing the Larry O’Brien Trophy after the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavalier in the Finals.
“Six seasons, all heart,” the team wrote in a tweet accompanying the video.
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