The former Boston Celtics guard, who became a free agent and made a decision to join the Nets, signed a four-year contract worth an estimated $141 million. The family relocated to West Orange when Irving was two years old. He went on to play impressive basketball at Montclair Kimberley Academy, St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, and Duke University. It appears he'll wear No. 6 this season with the Los Angeles Lakers. In addition to those seismic shifts, Kemba Walker will take Irving's place as the point guard with the Boston Celtics.
Durant, 30, posted averages of 25.8 points, 7.1 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.08 steals and 34.1 minutes in 208 games (all starts) over three seasons with Golden State.More news: After Kangana Ranaut's fiasco with journalist, Ekta Kapoor says she's gone 'mental'
The whole free agency theory was the Knicks were going to sign Durant after securing a top draft pick and have enough cap to sign another max deal player like Irving, Kawhi Leonard or Kemba Walker.More news: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal set to square off in Wimbledon semifinals
The Golden State Warriors have already announced that they will effectively retire Kevin Durant's No. 35, stopping the number from being worn again. "Their determination to play together proved even stronger, in the end, than many league observers expected", writes Marc Stein.
Besides Durant, the Nets have also signed NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan in an attempt to revamp their squad, while their point guard D'Angelo Russell has left for the Warriors on a four-year, 117 million dollar contract.More news: Japan's space probe first to capture material beneath asteroid surface
Obviously Durant is up for a complete makeover as he recovers from a ruptured Achilles tendon and sets off on a new path.