Report: Durant found Warriors' outspokenness distracting
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Kevin Durant just wanted to hoop. However, playing with the Golden State Warriors apparently made it difficult for the 10-time All-Star to go about his business.

Durant reportedly found the team's glut of commanding personalities and overall outspokenness distracting, according to Bleacher Report's Howard Beck.

From head coach Steve Kerr to the star backcourt of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to ornery forwards Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala, the Warriors during Durant's tenure were populated by individuals willing to extend the conversation beyond basketball - to topics including interpersonal dynamics, politics, race, and religion.

Additionally, Durant reportedly sought to distance himself from the alpha-dog debate surrounding Golden State. He was perpetually compared to homegrown star Curry - a tall task, considering Curry had endeared himself to local fans with a pair of MVP trophies and the Warriors' 2015 title run.

Durant - who's expected to miss the 2019-20 campaign - will get to experience a change of scenery with Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets once he recovers from his ruptured Achilles tendon. Time will tell if that new locale proves any less dramatic for one of the most famous athletes on the planet.

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