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Kevin Durant leaving Oklahoma City to sign with Golden State Warriors

Former MVP and four-time scoring champion Kevin Durant is joining forces with Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors.

Durant, 27, announced via The Players Tribune that he selected the Warriors over the Oklahoma City Thunder and Boston Celtics. Durant spent his entire nine-year career with the Thunder.

He also met with representatives of the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Clippers.

Durant and All-Star teammate Russell Westbrook led the Thunder to six playoff appearances in the past seven seasons.

The Thunder lost in the Western Conference finals to the Warriors, blowing a 3-1 advantage in the best-of-seven series.

Durant met Friday with coach Steve Kerr, Curry, shooting guard Klay Thompson, center Draymond Green and then later spoke to former NBA great Jerry West via phone about the change of scenery.

Durant has career averages of 27.4 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.

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