March 1, 2021



Curry greets Durant with hug before Warriors-Nets season opener

Kevin Durant is back on an NBA court for his first meaningful game since tearing his Achilles tendon in the 2019 Finals.

Before Tuesday’s NBA season opener between the Warriors and the Brooklyn Nets, he and Steph Curry shared a familiar greeting – albeit under new circumstances. Durant, who left the Warriors for the Nets just after that Finals loss, shared a quick handshake and hug.

It didn’t appear to be a prolonged interaction, but both made it clear Monday that there were no hard feelings after Durant’s exit.

“It’s our first regular-season game, so there’s (already) a lot of excitement,” Curry said Monday. It’ll be cool to see him out there, and all those pleasantries, and then get to just competing. ”

“I miss my guys, man. I can’t lie, ”Durant told reporters Monday.

Durant played three years for the Warriors, earning two championships and two Finals MVP awards.