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The move is seen as shameful at NBA Live Coins because Durant couldn’t beat the Warriors, so he joined them. His decision to leave Oklahoma City for the Bay Area plays into the Warriors’ own growing villainy. It’s also linked (at least tangentially) to a national skepticism about Silicon Valley’s influence and power. The real problem people have is that Durant exercised his right to determine his own future. If Gordon Hayward leaves


Utah in July, people will find an excuse to NBA Live 18 Coins lambaste it whether or not they actually care about the Jazz. If Anthony Davis leaves New Orleans in 2020, fans will rage at his internal weakness at refusing to carry that franchise. If Russell Westbrook — whose reputation benefited immensely from Durant’s fall from favor — leaves Oklahoma City in a year, the mood will turn against him, too.


The solution isn’t apathy: of course we all care where players go. The fix is to stop blaming players who take advantage of free agency to build better situations for themselves for the league’s problems. Durant smartly pointed out this week that his decision isn’t the reason the Nets or Magic are terrible. It’s interesting that so many scold Durant and the Warriors for the


 NBA’s parity issues, but don’t blame the general managers who make foolish deals or the owners who preside over generational failure. The NBA’s own pro-parity rules that give teams an advantage in keeping young stars — the rules that kept Durant in OKC in 2010 — helped build the Warriors juggernaut every bit as much as KD’s decision to join. Those pro-parity rules helped