Kevin Durant’s Pastor, Carl Lentz, Reacts to Him Going to Golden State Warriors

(PHOTO: USA TODAY SPORTS/KYLE TERADA) Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30, right) is congratulated by Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) after game seven of the Western conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Thunder 96-88, Oakland, California, May 30, 2016.
(PHOTO: USA TODAY SPORTS/KYLE TERADA)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30, right) is congratulated by Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) after game seven of the Western conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Thunder 96-88, Oakland, California, May 30, 2016.

After Kevin Durant’s free agency ended with him signing with the Golden State Warriors, the forward’s Pastor, Carl Lentz, is sharing his thoughts about that decision.

Lentz, the senior pastor of Hillsong New York City and fervent NBA fan, has helped Durant on his spiritual journey for years and is supportive of the athlete’s decision to start with a new team next season.

When one Twitter follower of Lentz asked about his “thoughts on KD to GSW,” the preacher responded: “Amazing. Happy for him,”he tweetedbefore expressing his excitement about the changes in the NBA2K video game. “Most excited about GS in NBA2k.. @KDTrey5 SEND SHOES NOW.”

In an interview with GQ magazine last year, the former Oklahoma City Thunder forward spoke about the Hillsong New York City pastor teaching him God was more about love than following a set of rules.

“I felt like I had to follow the Ten Commandments. But we don’t live by that no more,” the 27-year-old forward told GQ. “We live by the blood of Jesus. That’s how I feel.”

Durant was baptized in Hillsong NYC three years ago, and said he used to believe “if I do something wrong, I’m going to Hell.”

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
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