Kevin Durant announces decision to join Golden State Warriors

Kevin Durant is joining forces with the Splash Brothers.

The free-agent superstar forward announced Monday he would join the Golden State Warriors after a whirlwind weekend of listening to pitches from six NBA teams.

From his announcement on The Player's Tribune:

The Oklahoma City Thunder lobbied hard to keep Durant, with pitches both before and after all his other meetings.

The team also made a big trade just before free agency opened to surround him with more talent in a bid to convince Durant the window for a title in Oklahoma City was still wide open.

But the lure of creating a big four in Oakland, with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green apparently won over Durant.