It was just over two years ago that four core members of the Golden State Warriors made their way to The Hamptons in Long Island to recruit then free agent Kevin Durant.
As Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala visited with Durant in the posh east coast town, the backdrop was a stunning oceanfront mansion where Durant himself was holding court. Ultimately, Durant signed with Golden State. It changed the entire dynamic of the NBA as we knew it.
Since then, these group of players have become known as the “Hamptons 5,” an homage to their meeting that led Durant to bolt from Oklahoma City.
Now that the Warriors are seven wins away from earning a second consecutive NBA Title, the home that the group met up in is now up for sale.
The real estate giant Sotheby’s is listing the estate for $14.995 million. It includes five bedrooms, eight baths and is a whopping 7,400 square feet. It also sits on 3.2 acres of land, includes a 55-foot heated pool with a waterfall, poolside cabana, summer outdoor kitchen, a hot tub, tennis court and a gym.
Talking about living it up.
Durant himself had rented the property for 10 days. As noted in this New York Times article, the precise location for the plethora of meetings KD took had previously been unknown until now. Durant paid $100,000 in cold hard cash for the 10 days.
On the court, this ‘Hamptons 5’ nickname has taken on a new meaning during the 2018 NBA Playoffs. In fact, Golden State’s conference semifinals series against the New Orleans Pelicans was the first time that all five started together. The Warriors are 3-0 since, and lead Houston heading into Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals Wednesday evening.