Kevin Durant: ‘I Didn’t Go to Golden State to Make My Life Easier’ (VIDEO)
Kevin Durant doesn’t care what his critics say about his departure from the Oklahoma City Thunder. He still claims he did not leave to take an easy route to an NBA title by joining the Golden State Warriors.
The reigning Finals MVP explained to ESPN that he can’t stand all of his haters who doubt how much work he puts into accomplishing his goals.
Durant recently released a 35-minute documentary, chronicling the long journey towards his first championship.
Per the NY Daily News:
Highlighting Durant’s “I’m still me” attitude throughout his playoff run, the video, which is spearheaded by Nike, features interviews with his mother, former Thunder coach Scott Brooks, and his intimate relationship with two-time MVP Steve Nash.
“When I watch him play the game, it’s incredible,” Nash said. “A lot of people either love him or hate him because he came to the Warriors. I appreciate that he’s able to put all that stuff aside and not be afraid to make the unpopular decision that will help him grow as a man.”
The video presents a soundtrack of songs that may be subliminal messages to his critics, including J. Cole’s “G.O.M.D.” and Kendrick Lamar’s “DNA,” closing with Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”
“You know, there’s a certain level of respect you get when you’re a champion,” Durant said in the video, atop the Warriors’ parade float. “But me, for the most part, I’m just going to still be who I am — enjoy this, but keep working.”