SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — Kevin Durant won his long-anticipated first trip back to the Bay Arena to play the Warriors team he helped capture two titles over three years, scoring 20 points in the Brooklyn Nets’ 134-117 victory over Golden State on Saturday night.
Video shows Durant walking past a ‘Welcome Back Kevin Durant’ message that was displayed at Chase Center.
Fans speculated that Warriors players felt some type of way towards KD after he decided to leave the Bay for Brooklyn. But when the Nets hosted the Dubs last year, Steph and Durant proved that not to be the case at all.
Video of the two basketball stars hugging after the game gained lots of attention.
After three consecutive NBA Finals appearances and winning two of those, the stars and Dubs organization have a ton of admiration for KD.
Although fans aren’t able to pack Chase Center for Duran’t return, the game will certainly be a special one. Tipoff is at 5:30 p.m.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.