If there is one thing we know about Eddie Shaw, our Sexton, it is he is an expert in all sports. His opinion is always great and fun, so we figured why not share his wealth of knowledge with his own sports column, Eddie’s Picks! Don’t know much about sports? Don’t worry, Eddie always explains the basics before getting into the nitty gritty of things. This week he shared why people care so much about Kevin Durant leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team for the Golden State Warriors.
Interviewer: I don’t know much about sports, but I have seen everywhere on social media people freaking out about Kevin Durant. Why is that?
Eddie Shaw (ES): Well, Kevin Durant was on the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team for about nine years. All of a sudden, he decides to switch to the Golden State Warriors. People are upset because they think he isn’t being faithful to his team and is kind of being a traitor.
Interviewer: Why do you think he switched?
ES: He said he did it because it was “a better opportunity” and he has a better chance at a [championship] ring. Personally, I think he did it for the money.
Interviewer: What do you think he should have done?
ES: I think he should have stayed. You have to be loyal to your town. That is why all my favorite sports teams are from Dallas or TCU.
Interviewer: The name Steph Curry comes up a lot when talking about basketball and he is on the Golden State Warriors too. Do you think together they will be unstoppable?
ES: I, for sure, think they are a good balance for each other. But I don’t think the team is guaranteed the championship this next season. It will still be anyone’s game to win the ring.
Interviewer: So, what team would you pick to win, the Oklahoma City Thunder or the Golden State Warriors?
ES: Neither because I pick the Dallas Mavericks. They aren’t going to win, but unlike Kevin Durant, I am faithful to my city!