Durant to Warriors: For a Title, N.B.A. Stars Are Now Willing to Align


"Players earn and deserve their freedom of movement. It’s business. And despite the cogent argument that the formation of so-called super teams at the expense of diligently constructed outfits like the Thunder is damaging to the league’s competitive balance, the most recent finals television ratings — the highest since Michael Jordan’s last Chicago title run in 1998 — practically scream that it’s also good business."