Details of Jerry West’s Warriors pitch to Kevin Durant emerge

“West spoke to Durant from the perspective of an all-time great player who kept falling short of winning an NBA championship, ” ESPN’s Chris Broussard reported Sunday afternoon. “While West won a title with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1972, he lost his first 7 trips to the NBA Finals and finished 1-8 in the Finals overall. West, 78, told Durant those losses still eat at him to this day, according to sources.”

“West also told Durant that playing alongside the Warriors’ star trio of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green would make it much easier on him,” the ESPN report continued. “West opined that in Oklahoma City, most of Durant’s shot attempts are difficult and contested.” continu to read

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