Spring 2021 Magazine

Kevin Durant Takes Out Full Page Newspaper Ad To Thank Warriors Fans

One year ago, Kevin Durant was in the middle of trying to decide what city he would continue his basketball career in. His decision to join the Golden State Warriors turned out to be one that would land him as the NBA Finals MVP and a world champion.

Now, a week removed from winning his first NBA title, Durant wanted to thank the fans for embracing him and welcoming him to Oakland by taking out a full page ad in the San Francisco Chronicle.

The message signed by Durant reads:

“Thank you, everyone, for making my initial season with the Warriors an incredible and exhilarating championship experience.

“Great accomplishments are never achieved alone and are best when shared with others.” – kD

At the championship parade, Durant shared a similar sentiment with the fans of Golden State.

“We have so much joy when we’re out there on the court,” said Durant. “It means the world to me to win a championship for you guys and hopefully we keep it going … Thanks a lot for your support.”

Kevin averaged 35.4 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 5.4 assists to complete one of the most dominating performances in NBA Finals history. The Finals MVP has opted out of his contract, but plans to re-sign with Golden State once the official signing period starts in early July.