The Jacksonville Jaguars are a sports team with plenty of cap space -- a luxury that was never enough to place them in the running for the Kevin Durant sweepstakes.
Basketball phenomenon Kevin Durant said goodbye to his Oklahoma City Thunder this morning, choosing instead to join a talent-saturated Golden State Warriors team. It's a bold move -- one that invites as much scrutiny as it does excitement.
It's also a move that transcends the boundaries between professional sports. Plenty of athletes took to twitter this morning to voice their opinions on the controversial decision. Here's what a few Jaguars had to say:
Woooooow KD— Ryan Davis (@bigdavis813) July 4, 2016
Damn KD went to the Warriors?— Tashaun J. Gipson SR (@Gipson_duos24) July 4, 2016
Ryan Davis and Tashaun Gipson shared a similar reaction.
80-2 lol— james sample jr (@phenom2323) July 4, 2016
They goin undefeated lol— Ryan Davis (@bigdavis813) July 4, 2016
A 16-0 NFL season is extremely hard to achieve -- an 82-0 NBA season is damn-near impossible.
Looks like bron rings stop at 3— Allen Robinson (@Thee_AR15) July 4, 2016
Looks like LeBron got LeBron'd.
Braa that really ain't no fair lol #KD— AARON COLVIN (@AColvin_22) July 4, 2016
Life isn't fair.
Happy for Durant and excited to see Westbrook emerge as the best player in the league— Allen Robinson (@Thee_AR15) July 4, 2016
I agree with Robinson -- it's hard to criticize Durant's choice. And hell, Russell Westbrook might just be the biggest winner in this situation. It's his team now -- the all-star point guard gets an opportunity to truly take the reigns and let it rip. Westbrook might post a triple-double in every single game.
that's even weaker than the LeBron move— Allen Hurns (@A1hurns) July 4, 2016
Allen Hurns was a little more vocal about the decision than his teammates.
this what basketball is coming to. it's only gonna be 4 good teams and the rest go be trash.— Allen Hurns (@A1hurns) July 4, 2016
Parity? What parity?
No one not allowed to play with GS on 2k— Allen Hurns (@A1hurns) July 4, 2016
2K17 is officially unplayable.
After a while, all of the debate, disgust, and speculation settled down. Even with Fourth of July festivities waiting to steal our attention, big-time sports news can flip a social network on it's head. Twitter is a fantastic place-- a shouting match, of sorts, built for the famous and the ignored.
Never change Twitter.— Ryan Davis (@bigdavis813) July 4, 2016