Kevin Durant Calls His Haters ‘Weird & Corny’: “You’re Going To Be Mad For a While”
It’s been well over a year since Kevin Durant shocked the world and signed with the Golden State Warriors to increase his chances of getting a title. The hate he received would’ve been 10x less if the Warriors had not just eliminated his OKC Thunder from the playoffs less than a month ago. But there he was, receiving hate from all corners of the country for his decision.
KD winning the title only made the dislike for him worse, which caused him to create a fake Twitter account to respond to his haters and tell us how he really felt about the OKC organization.
Over a year later, Durant is still talking about it because he can’t understand why his haters dislike him so much for simply wanting to play basketball in a different part of the country.
Via Mercury News:
“If you’re not around me every day, you don’t know my routine, you don’t know my reaction to sh-t, you don’t know how I view things, you don’t know me. You might see me play every day, but you don’t know me really. That right there … It took me a couple weeks to just be like, “Hold up. This sh-t is not real at all.”
I understand in a basketball sense that you want to be so loyal to your team, and you want to feel like you’re a part of something, because everybody wants to feel like they’re a part of something. So, I understood that part but it’s got to the point now, it’s like, now it’s getting big. Like, come on man, what are we even talking about this for? This is basketball, I’m enjoying myself playing basketball. What you say and what you do is not affecting my work. That’s the most important thing is the work.
Now it’s more so … I’m looking at everybody else like they’re weird and they’re corny now because, it’s been a year straight of you calling me all types of names, telling me this, telling me that because I decided to play basketball in another place. Look how stupid that sounds when we got bigger issues going on, we got people that need help, that need our attention, and we’re focusing on … It’s easy to lose focus as humans, so easy, and we’re focusing on this. I’m going to be here for a long time so you going to be mad for awhile, and you’d rather be mad for awhile than just accept it, that’s on you.”
One thing’s for sure: If you talk crap about KD online, he’s definitely watching and possibly laughing as well.