KD and Golden State Labeled as NBA Betting VillainsPosted by: Mike Davis
He knows it. Kevin Durant understood that the moment he signed with the Golden State Warriors everything was going to change. And it did. Before signing the two year contract with Golden State, KD had the need to talk to his now former teammate Russell Westbrook to tell him how everything was going down, and he knew from that point on, the relationship between the two was never going to be the same. Not only did things change for him indeed, but for NBA betting fans who don’t like Golden State, looking at the odds before they bet on basketball will be different when the game involves GS.
In regards to his conversation with Russell Westbrook, Durant said, “I just told him. I let him know how I felt,” “Obviously, our relationship won’t ever be the same again. But it’s something I wanted to do, and I expressed that to him. Hopefully he respected it.”
But the long faces and the critics from the outside are of no concern for Durant or the rest of the Warriors. They can all get used to the bad talk because that’s the last thing on their mind. They know they can’t please everybody and that beyond making happy Warrior fans who are obviously static about next basketball betting season, they want to focus on making things right for them from the very start.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver has publicly expressed his opinion on the matter saying that Kevin Durant’s decision of joining the already highly talented roster of Golden State was not ideal for the NBA and that a collective bargaining agreement should be created to make sure that great players are distributed throughout the league and not concentrated in one or two “super teams”.
Durant’s goal is clear though. He wants to win a championship. He expressed his great desire to be the final boost that the Warriors felt short of this past season to win the upcoming one. “I want to win a championship, but you’ve got to play great basketball to win a championship,” Durant told said in an interview. “Those guys were so close last year, so they’re hungry this year to get back. I want to help them. I want to be the guy that takes them over the top.
At the sportsbooks online, the Warriors are already favorites to win the 2017 NBA Championship with the line standing at +205 followed by the Cleveland Cavaliers at+285 and the San Antonio Spurs at +530. There’s a huge difference standing between the Spurs and the Cavs. This is precisely what Commissioner Silver meant by “super teams”. NBA betting fans of other “smaller” teams know from the start that they have no chance at a championship or at NBA odds even if they only bet on NBA online.
But, heroes or villains, KD and his new teammates don’t care. They will play great basketball together and work as a team to achieve their much wanted goal. Hate them or love them, one thing is for sure: They will put up one hell of a basketball spectacle! And if you love the game of basketball, you won’t be able to turn your head away.