No one’s telling you how to feel, what to think or whether it’s too soon to be upset.
As Kevin Durant would tell you himself, “You do you.”
But while you’re out there being the best self you can be, consider you should also be grateful we have the NBA.
We’re part of the discussion, a variable in the equation. The Association is now part of the fabric of our lives, and while it’s a gut-punch to lose KD to the Warriors, it’s important to appreciate the process, not just the result.
Sometimes the result isn’t great – kind of like it feels now with Durant gone and seemingly Westbrook on his way out. But the process is delicious. It’s a medley of spices and flavors we’ve got that only a few other cities in the world have. We get to taste it every day, even when there are no games and you can really enjoy it when you know what goes into it.
We’re in the middle of it now. The wound is still fresh, but don’t hate the game, hate the player. We’ve got the game in our city now and the opportunity and privilege to get to talk NBA is greater than anything short of a championship.
Kevin Durant was here and now he’s gone. Your favorite player will do the same. Perhaps another lottery pick comes our way in the near future, or a losing season, or a surprise run in the playoffs. Maybe, who knows?
What we do know is, no matter what has come to be because of Durant, we have the league in our lives and that’s still pretty great.
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