When Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant became a free agent, he wanted an anonymous property to conduct his search for a new NBA team. He told agents he wanted a 10-day house rental in the Hamptons that offered privacy and proximity to East Hampton Airport. Several important guests would be visiting.
He found a suitable house, but not before the seven-footer had to pass on several older homes because the door frames were too short to accommodate Durant and his unidentified visitors. The rest is history.
The visitors turned out to be future teammates of Durant’s — players from the Golden State Warriors. After their visit, they became known as “The Hampton Five” and they indeed convinced
Durant to play with them. The next season The Warriors won the NBA title, and the team is in the finals again this year. Durant paid $100,000 for the 10-day rental.
This week it was learned the property was 189 Further Lane, a five-bedroom, 7400-square-foot estate one block from the Atlantic Ocean, down the road from Jerry Seinfeld.
It’s on the market for just under $15 million. Sotheby’s has the listing.