Kevin Durant is finally on the record.
The former Warriors star has stayed out of the spotlight this offseason, as he continues to recover from an Achilles tear suffered in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals.
Friday morning was Media Day for the Brooklyn Nets -- KD's new employer -- and the two-time NBA champion spoke about why he opted to leave the Warriors and sign with Brooklyn.
Kevin Durant on his decision to leave Golden State:
"I felt like it was time for a change... I didn't really think about what I was leaving behind." pic.twitter.com/LwoqaIm2me— Chris Montano (@gswchris) September 27, 2019
"I felt like it was time for a change. I wanted to play for a new team and simply put, I just did it," Durant said. "I didn't really think about what I was leaving behind or what we accomplished. I put that up on the shelf already, and when it was time to make a decision on my future, I thought solely about me."
Durant also was asked about what went into his decision-making process in free agency, and the 30-year-old said it didn't take long.
His former teammates have all been vocally supportive of Durant this offseason since he announced his departure, but KD's newest superstar teammate Kyrie Irving wasn't shy about criticizing Golden State for the events surrounding Durant's injury.
"We all know KD was not ready to play...And we put him on a national stage in the Finals to end up selling a product that came before the person Kevin. And now, I'm here to protect that." - Kyrie Irving
Via @ClutchPointsApp pic.twitter.com/mqZv1noiPo— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) September 27, 2019
We'll see if any of the Warriors have a response to the comments from Brooklyn, as they will host Media Day on Monday for the first time from Chase Center.