On Tuesday in Las Vegas, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said he believes Kevin Durant signing with the Warriors is not good for the NBA.
On Wednesday in Los Angeles, Silver relayed to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com the conversation he had with Durant's mom, Wanda, about the decision.
"The one thing I have learned, I was just talking to Kevin Durant's mom, every situation is different," Silver explained. "This was a team in Golden State where they have three All-stars who were all drafted. A team that's under the cap. And one free agent, who also happens to be a superstar, makes a decision to go to that team.
"It's very different than if multiple players from different teams had come together and said 'let's all land on yet a completely different team.'"
The Warriors drafted Steph Curry seventh overall in 2009, Klay Thompson 11th overall in 2011, and Draymond Green 35th overall in 2012.
Andre Iguodala was acquired via trade in July 2013.
"Every situation is unique, and these players have difficult decisions to make," Silver said. "Of course they want to win. I'm sure it was very difficult for him (Durant) to leave the Oklahoma City community. Look at the incredible things he's done there over the years."
Durant played his rookie season in Seattle, and the subsequent eight seasons in Oklahoma City.
He was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame last November.
"These decisions are always difficult, and these are young men," Silver added. "It's a lot of responsibility."