Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant bought a stake in the Philadelphia Union and was trolled shortly after.
Kevin Durant’s decision to join the Golden State Warriors in 2016 will forever give fans of any sport an excuse to take shots at him, but we didn’t expect it to become a talking point among soccer supporters.
That was the result when Durant decided to buy a 5% stake in the Philadelphia Union, which was announced on Monday. Not long after, the San Jose Earthquakes Twitter account had a timely (and admittedly) hilarious response to the Union, who were happily flaunting the news.
Honestly, we gotta give them props.
This is more of a shot to Golden State Warriors fans than it is Nets fans, so those in BK can probably get a good laugh out of it. As for KD, he’s no doubt fed up with this reference from his groundbreaking piece with the Players’ Tribune from four years ago, but he’s the one laughing because he’s the millionaire creating more money out of what he’s already earned.
The Slim Reaper tweeted the news shortly after as well.
Per the Union’s press release, “Kevin Durant has joined the [Union] ownership group as an investor and community partner. Durant has purchased a 5% ownership stake in the club, with the option to purchase an additional 5% in the near future.
“The deal also features a unique and expanded partnership with Durant and sports business executive Rich Kleiman’s Thirty Five Ventures that will focus on growing the Union footprint in the sports world, working closely with the Union on marketing opportunities, and expanding the Union’s community outreach in conjunction with the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation (KDCF).”
It seems Durant is making good use of his time off as he recovers from the Achilles injury that’s sidelined him for this entire season. And when he takes the court next year, he’ll be ready to take the haters head on as he looks to bring home the Nets’ first NBA title and first championship since 1976.