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Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, center, speaks as coach Steve Kerr, left and general manager Bob Myers listen during a news conference at the NBA basketball team's practice facility, Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Oakland, Calif.
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The Golden State Warriors formally announced the signing of former Oklahoma City Thunder star forward Kevin Durant on Thursday. Durant publicized his decision Monday, but Thursday marked the first day free agents could sign their deals. He agreed to a two-year contract worth more than $54 million.

During a news conference at the team's practice facility in downtown Oakland, Durant said the relationships he built in Oklahoma City made the decision to leave difficult.

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts during the second half of Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif.
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Kevin Durant is leaving Oklahoma City to join the Golden State Warriors.

The NBA’s former MVP and four-time scoring champion announced his decision Monday morning to play alongside Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson on a loaded Warriors team that set the league’s regular season victory record last season.

ESPN reports the two-year deal is worth $54.3 million.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots between Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) and center Enes Kanter (11) during the first half of Game 7 of the NBA's Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif., Monday, May 30, 2016
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The Oklahoma City Thunder couldn't hang on in the final minutes Monday night, losing 96-88 in Game 7 of the NBA's Western Conference Finals.

The defending champion Golden State Warriors rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to secure a rematch of last year's NBA Finals with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Kevin Durant scored 27 points and Russell Westbrook added 19. The Oklahoman’s Erik Horne blamed the loss on a string of 3-pointers from Golden State’s two star players:

The Oklahoma City Thunder, fresh off another excellent regular season, are locked in heated battle with the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference semifinals. And in the background every day has been the whispering of an unavoidable question: Could these be Durant’s final days in the team’s blue and orange uniform?

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Reigning MVP Kevin Durant will have bone graft surgery next week to deal with a fractured bone in his right foot, and he will miss the rest of the season, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced Friday.

Durant had surgery on a broken bone in his right foot in October. He had been healing well, but in late February, he had a procedure to replace a screw that was rubbing up against another bone and causing discomfort.

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Reigning MVP Kevin Durant will return to action Tuesday night in New Orleans against the Pelicans after missing every game so far this season with a broken bone in his right foot.

A team spokesman confirmed the move hours before the game.

Durant played in two preseason games, but had surgery on Oct. 16. Nearly seven weeks later, Durant is ready to return.

Last season, Durant led the league with 32 points per game to claim his fourth scoring title in five years.

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Kevin Durant has a fractured foot and the Oklahoma City Thunder say they are not sure how long the NBA's MVP will be sidelined.

General Manager Sam Presti said in a statement Sunday that Durantinformed the team of "discomfort" in his right foot after practice a day earlier.

He underwent tests and the team says he was diagnosed with a "Jones" fracture. The team says traditional treatment requires surgery, and recent NBA cases have resulted in a return to play in six to eight weeks.

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Kevin Durant has withdrawn from the U.S. national team, the biggest loss yet for a weakening American team.

The NBA's MVP informed USA Basketball on Thursday that he was "physically and mentally drained from the NBA season," USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said in a statement.

The Oklahoma City Thunder star was the MVP of the world championship in 2010, leading the Americans to that title for the first time since 1994. He also started on their gold medal-winning team in the 2012 Olympics.

Ty Cobb, miserable human being that he was, is still considered the greatest American athlete of his era. But did you know the Georgia Peach never played on a championship team? Still, when the first Baseball Hall of Fame elections were held, he got the most votes –– even more than Babe Ruth.

Ted Williams was never a champion, either. Nor Barry Sanders, Elgin Baylor, Dan Marino or many of the very best team athletes.

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Despite a 122-105 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers Monday night in Game 1 of the NBA's Western Conference semifinals, Oklahoma City Thunder fans have reason to celebrate. Kevin Durant has been named the league's Most Valuable Player.

The 6-foot-9 forward won his fourth scoring title in five years by averaging 32 points per game. His run of 41 consecutive games with at least 25 points was the third-longest streak in NBA history. Durant finished second to Miami's LeBron James the previous two years.

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