Kevin Durant ended an emotional summer in which he left the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors by winning a gold medal in the Olympics.
USA Basketball provided Durant a sanctuary, playing basketball while bonding with new and old friends.
“It was therapy for me after making a big change in my life,” Durant said. “It made my life easier … I knew [a backlash] was coming. It was definitely different for me, but to come here in an environment where people accepted me and didn’t care about anything except being my buddy, that’s what I needed.”
Durant isn't sure if he'll return for Tokyo in 2020.
“I can’t say right now,” Durant told The Vertical. “I’ll be 31, going on 32 …”