Durant Responds To Shaq: ‘I Didn’t Know Cops Could Threaten Civilians Like That’ (Video)
Golden State Warriors players wanted to make it clear that they had their teammate’s back after an extremely public Twitter war of words between Javale McGee and Shaq.
Kevin Durant was one of the first to chime in and support his teammate. He slammed Shaq, a sworn in reserve police officer, for constantly bullying McGee.
“JaVale works extremely hard. He has come in here and done so much for us. He only wants to be respected just like everyone else,” Durant said.
“I understand Shaq works for a company that wants him to do that kind of stuff, to make fun of players when it’s cool and funny. But when you just keep doing it time and time again, for no reason, and then the guy actually disagrees with you, then you threaten him?”
“I didn’t know cops could threaten civilians like that. It’s definitely childish, but that’s what they want from these stars and these retired players, is to feud with the guys playing now and make arguments. If I was JaVale I’d feel the same way. It’s childish.”
Kevin Durant comes to JaVale McGee’s defense vs Shaq: “I didn’t know cops could threaten civilians like that” pic.twitter.com/gsx79h04c8
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 24, 2017
Earlier Friday Morning, Golden State Warriors big man Javale McGee was finally sick and tired of the trolling Shaq has been doing to him on ‘Shaqtin a fool’, and he spoke up about it on Twitter.
What followed was a back and forth that led to threats being thrown both ways.
“It’s one thing to just have a little fun, but I think it goes a little over the top,” Warriors coach and former TNT employee Steve Kerr told Anthony Slater of the San Jose Mercury News. “It’s one of those things where – you think about JaVale’s career – when he’s in this position where someone on national TV is making fun of you night after night. It’s not the greatest thing for his reputation.”