Danny Chau for The Ringer, "By Adding Kevin Durant, Golden State Scorches the Earth":
This is Golden State’s moment of undeniability. With Kevin Durant, the Warriors have undergone a transformation of intent, like when Uber went from a circumvention of an antiquated taxi system to a harbinger of an unthinkable, driverless transportation portal. They aren’t here just to change the way the game will look, they’re here to take everything. We had a few weeks to laugh at Joe Lacob’s “light-years ahead” proclamation after the team’s postseason collapse. With one move, the discourse has shifted once again. The myth has become the monolith.