The End of a Saga: A Timeline of Lil B's Curse on Kevin Durant

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Earlier this week, Kevin Durant made the announcement that he was signing to the Golden State Warriors. The next chapter of his life was a big deal because, the All-Star small forward has played for Oklahoma City Thunder (formerly the Seattle SuperSonics) his entire nine-year professional career. Some have been understanding towards his decision, some haven’t — especially since OKC made it to the Western Conference Finals this year but met its demise against the Warriors after a close 4-3 result. In his open letter to fans, Durant writes that he was at a point in his life where “it is of equal importance to find an opportunity that encourages [his] evolution as a man.”

Other than being one of NBA’s biggest stars, Durant is also known for his feud with Lil B. The San Francisco rapper has been very vocal about his disdain while Durant has chosen to give relatively less attention to B, although it was the former Thunder player who initiated the beef by criticizing his music. Lil B has dropped many disses and challenges since the conflict’s conception, and has infamously cursed that Kevin Durant would never win an NBA championship. Not only has the curse been valid so far, it became such a big deal in the music and sports worlds that the whole situation eventually even grabbed the attention of NBA TV and ESPN. Whether if you’re a believer or not, Lil B’s religion transcends beyond basketball, music and culture. The Lil B-KD conflict allowed non-sports fans to care about basketball and exhibited the music world to NBA fans.

Lil B decided to lift Kevin Durant’s curse after Durant announced that he was joining B’s hometown team. The rapper tweeted: “As life unravels and superstars make decisions that change lives, welcome home KD, the curse is lifted.” It’s not the first time B’s lifted the curse, so we don’t know if the verdict is permanent this time either — especially since KD has yet to apologize to Lil B. With feelings put aside for now, it seems like The Based God has taken the high road and decided to spare KD for the greater good of his city. In celebration of the treaty, we have put together a timeline of the Based God’s curse towards Kevin Durant, from its inception in 2011 to its recent retraction​.

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KEVIN DURANT DISSES LIL B

(2011)

LIL B RETALIATES, CHALLENGES KD TO 1-ON-1 MATCH

(2011)

KD AGREES TO PLAY LIL B, DOES NOT FOLLOW THROUGH

(2011)

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OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER LOSES IN WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS (2011)

LIL B OFFICIALLY PUTS THE BASED GOD’S CURSE ON KEVIN DURANT

(2011)

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER LOSES TO MIAMI HEAT IN FINALS

(2012)

LIL B TEMPORARILY LIFTS CURSE FROM KD

(2012)

LIL B DROPS “WARM UPS,” RE-CHALLENGES KD TO A GAME

(2012)

KEVIN DURANT TELLS LIL B TO SHUT UP, LIL B FIRES BACK

(2012)

LIL B TRIES OUT FOR NBA D-LEAGUE

(2012)

THE F*CK KD SAGA BEGINS

(2014)

LIL B CALLS OUT KEVIN DURANT ON NBA TV

(2014)

KEVIN DURANT FIGHTS FOOT INJURIES

(2014-2015)

LIL B DIRECTS CURSE TO JAMES HARDEN, KD IS STILL CURSED

(2015)

THE WARRIORS FACE-OFF AGAINST THUNDER FOR WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

(2016)

WARRIORS BEAT OKC, LIL B REMINDS US THAT CURSE IS REAL & ACTIVE

(2016)

KEVIN DURANT DECIDES TO LEAVE OKC FOR WARRIORS, LIL B LIFTS CURSE

(2016)

LIL B’S TWEET GETS MORE RETWEETS AND LIKES THAN KD’S ANNOUNCEMENT

(2016)

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