Who Did They Choose? The 4K’s: Leonard, Durant, Irving, and Walker


Selas Rivers, Contributor

Recently the NBA free agency lists have come out. Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Kemba Walker are up. The 4K’s are up and moving to new teams and new locations. The decisions of the players were either accepted by their ‘fans’ or denied with the loss of their ‘fans’.

28-year-old Kawhi Leonard made a $130 million deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, for 3 years. His decision of leaving the Toronto Raptors to the Los Angeles Clippers was unexpected. Many fans and the NBA were leaning for Leonard to move to the Los Angeles Lakers to help LeBron James create a super team between him, Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, and Kawhi Leonard. Instead, Leonard decided to go to the Clippers and create his own team with Paul George, from Oklahoma City Thunder, and dominate against LeBron’s haughtiness.

30-year-old Kevin Durant made a $164 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets, for 4 years. This will be his first time playing for the East Conference rather than the West. His new team shouldn’t expect much from Durant. In the NBA Finals game of 2019, he tore his right Achilles, which means he might be sitting on the bench for a good amount of this season. Following behind the two-time Finals MVP (Durant), is Kyrie Irving who will give the Nets the possible position to take the NBA title in 2021 and forward.

27-year-old Kyrie Irving made a $141 million deal also with the Brooklyn Nets, for 4 years. Back in 2008, Kyrie’s contract with the Celtics ended, but he surprisingly resigned with the team. The whole crew was so happy until Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck said he wanted to see this season and he laughed before pointing to his 2008 championship ring. “I want to see — someday — one of these again.” He quickly clarified that he simply wanted a sustained run as a title contender but the insinuation was clear: The 2018-19 Celtics had lofty expectations. (Source 6). Finally, Irving decided to move to the Celtics, following behind Durant hoping for a better season these 4 years he’ll play.

29-year-old Kemba Walker made a $141 million deal with the Boston Celtics, for 4 years. This three-time All-Star will replace Kyrie Irving’s Point Guard position because of his bolt to the Nets. Along with Walker will come Adrian Wojnarowski.

Hoping that these player’s move to different teams will help balance out the hierarchy and possibly bring a new team to win the NBA title for 2021.