Kevin Durant's decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors has been greeted with joy by
Warriors' fans and disdain by fans of virtually every other team in the NBA. As several commentators have pointed out, next season the Warriors will no longer be seen as the lovable underdogs but instead as the NBA's most hated bullies, which is interesting considering that signing players like Durant is exactly what the LA Lakers and Boston Celtics have been doing for years, and no one seemed to mind. However, now that the Warriors have done it, it's somehow immoral. Oh well. I'm sure most Warrior fans can live with it.
My sense is that when cry-baby James convinced the NBA's powers-that-be to suspend Draymond Green for the 5th game of the NBA finals, the Warriors' management decided that from that point on it would no longer be the NBA's nice guy but instead would be the NBA's new LA Lakers (or Boston Celtics). That's not to say that they weren't targeting Durant before. It's just to say that they probably became more determined after. We'll see how it all works out.