It’s been a few years since Kevin Durant decided to leave the OKC Thunder and sign with the Golden State Warriors, a team that had just won 73 games in the regular season and came back from a 3-1 deficit against his team to eliminate him just the month before.
He caught crap then, and continues to catch crap for it now.
Durant didn’t seem to have a care in the world back then, but he really wanted to drive that point him again while putting all of his haters on blast.
“I came here knowing for a fact, that every media member, every fan was going to call me every name in the book for however long I was here and I was going to take the brunt of everything. I knew coming here,” he said. “But I wanted to be a part of this so bad, I didn’t give a f–k. Same with LeBron [James]. He took all of that heat, no matter what.”
The 30-year-old said the “spirit of the game” played a much bigger role in his choice:
“Not the spotlight or the fame that comes from being the best player. Not the legacy. I swear on my life, that don’t mean nothing to me,” Durant told Lee. “How I build myself up in this NBA life, it doesn’t mean anything to me. I just want to play great basketball every second I’m on the court, and that was a perfect opportunity for me to do so.”
The only problem with this quote is that people already know how thin-skinned Durant is, which is why he got caught with multiple burner accounts just to talk shit back to people who talk shit about him constantly.
Despite the hate, dislike, and his questionable decisions, Durant has amassed two titles and a pair of NBA Finals MVP Awards during his time with the Warriors. Only time will tell if he will continue that streak by staying with the franchise or take his talents elsewhere during the offseason.