When Kevin Durant met with the Golden State Warriors last Friday, the contingent stressed their motto "Strength in Numbers" which prioritized winning titles over personal accolades, but a text message from two-time MVP Steph Curry may have been the icing on the cake. According to The Undefeated, Curry sent a text to Durant after their meeting to remind him that, in his eyes, getting championships trumped everything else, including shoe sales, additional MVP trophies, etc.
Per The Undefeated:
According to a person who saw the text messages, Curry told Durant in a text message that he could care less about who is the face of the franchise, who gets the most recognition or who sells the most shoes (Curry is with Under Armor, Durant with Nike). The two-time NBA MVP also told Durant that if Durant won the MVP award again he would be in the front row of the press conference clapping for him. In closing, Curry’s message to Durant was that all he truly cared about was winning championships and he’d like to do that as his teammate.
If you need proof of Curry's dedication to winning, just take a look at his contract. With Durant onboard, Steph will now be the fourth-highest paid player on the Warriors at a bargain of $12.1 million next season. The two-time MVP is set to cash in when he becomes a free agent in 2017. But knowing Curry, he will probably take well below the max because team > money.