Kevin Durant is not to blame for the NBA’s lack of parity, and he knows it

Kevin Durant’s decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors was undoubtedly a seismic one for the NBA as a whole.It effectively ended what had been shaping up as an epic in-conference rivalry between the Thunder and Warriors, and may have turned Golden State into an unstoppable machine, if all their parts are healthy. (And, uh, if they injure Kawhi...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant opens up about how he shuts out the haters

Kevin Durant’s decision to join the Golden State Warriors earned him plenty of scorn. So, how did he deal with it?In an interview with Michael Lee of The Vertical, Durant was asked if he called LeBron James for advice on how to handle the backlash. LeBron would probably have some insight on the matter, having faced similar heat in 2010 after “The Decision.”Durant said that...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Dejounte Murray gets his calls blocked twice

This year, the NBA established a hotline for players to call and chat about NBA referees. It's still going strong in the playoffs, which is more than we can say for some of the conference finalists. Each week, we’ll take a look at calls and responses to the hotline, which are about as imaginary as Gregg Popovich's personal stylist. We know when that hotline blings, that can only...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Durant apologizes for response to fans complaining about blowouts

The 2017 NBA playoffs have not been all that competitive, and the dominance of the Golden State Warriors has a lot to do with that. When Kevin Durant was informed last week that fans have not been pleased about that, he told them to simply turn off their television sets.On Monday, Durant backpedaled a bit from his “if you don’t like it, don’t watch” comments.“I mean, life...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Durant says he was ‘100 percent correct’ in joining Warriors

When Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the Golden State Warriors last summer, it created some fireworks that linger to this day.Even beyond his strained relationship with former teammate Russell Westbrook, the decision opened the door to a lot of criticism and some unnecessary hatred on social media. And even as the Warriors stand one game away from reaching the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant unveils two basketball courts for the Oakland community

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is known in Oklahoma City for working to make that community better. Back in 2013, Durant donated $1 million to help with relief following a devastating tornado in the OKC area.Now, it looks like Durant is going to bat for his adopted hometown of Oakland. Earlier this week, the former MVP unveiled two new basketball courts at the Lincoln...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant downplays controversial LaMarcus Aldridge play

LaMarcus Aldridge defended Kevin Durant on a shot during Game 2 Tuesday night in a manner that should infuriate San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, but Durant didn’t think much of it.Late in the first half of the Golden State Warriors’ blowout victory, Aldridge contested a 3-point attempt from Durant and appeared to slide his foot under Durant’s. Durant was asked for his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant rips ‘irrational’ fans for saying Warriors are dirty

Kevin Durant does not think the Golden State Warriors are a dirty team. And he certainly doesn’t think ZaZa Pachulia did anything dirty on the play that sent Kawhi Leonard out of Game 1 Sunday.Leonard, who tweaked his ankle after landing on the foot of a teammate on a three-point shot earlier in the game, further injured his ankle landing on Pachulia’s foot midway through the...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant still angry over draft combine experience

Kevin Durant has been very open about the fact that he despised the experience he had at the NBA draft combine, and he is encouraging top prospects to not make the same mistake he made.Durant, who admits he was embarrassed 10 years ago when he could not bench press 185 pounds, has some very simple advice for the 2017 draft class.“Stay your a– home, work out and get better on...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant perpetuates 'Cupcake Wars' with Thunder

Kevin Durant appeared to up the ante in a beef with the Oklahoma City Thunder by posing with a tray of cupcakes while attending a San Francisco Giants game Thursday night at AT&T Park.The Golden State Warriors superstar, enjoying some R&R while waiting for the second round of the playoffs, cheerfully posed with Giants mascot Lou Seal while holding some cupcakes. Making the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 28, 2017  |  Discuss

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