Remember when Kevin Durant was against forming NBA superpowers?

Kevin Durant announces he will join Golden State Warriors

When LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010 to sign with the Miami Heat, forming a super-team of sorts, he was killed for it.

Someone who helped pile on was a guy that many fans believed was the last great hope: Kevin Durant.

That dream is now dead.

Durant, who blasted LeBron for not being able to stay in Cleveland and win, has left a team he couldn't help win to join a team of mercenaries.

As soon as news of Durant's deal with the Warriors was announced, people began digging up an old tweet of his that seems a little egg-faced now.

Fast forward six years — to today — and Durant is leaving the team that drafted him and he helped build up to go play mercenary with the best team of this generation.

You can't fault KD for wanting to win a title, but it's going to be asterisked almost even more so than LeBron's titles in Miami. LeBron was the best player in the world joining two All-Star caliber stars.

Durant is joining the best player in the world in Curry, and he's actively accepting the fact that he's taking a backseat on the roster. Sure, he's going to win a title — in theory — but at what cost to his legacy is that going to be?

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 24: NBA player Kevin Durant attends the game between the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium on September 24, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO - MARCH 29 : Kevin Durant #3 of the West moves the ball against the East during the 2006 McDonald's All American High School Basketball game at Cox Arena on March 29, 2006 in San Diego, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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