Kevin Durant went from revered and cherished to hated and despised in a single day in Oklahoma after he determined to go away the Thunder and be part of Golden State Warriors in 2016. The small ahead has now moved on from the Bay Space to his new house in Brooklyn with the Nets however throughout a current in-depth interview with The Wall Avenue Journal he spoke concerning the poisonous ambiance he skilled when he returned as a customer in 2017.
The 2-time NBA champion was branded a traitor after he made the change to the Warriors and the response was extra excessive as a result of he did simply months after the Thunder had misplaced to the Bay Space group within the Western Convention finals. Durant ingrained himself into the Oklahoma group throughout his 9 years with the group however admits that he won’t ever be connected to town once more for the remedy meted out to him.
Durant revealed that he has not spoken to anybody within the group after he left in 2016 and that he trusts nobody. He additionally spoke of the anger the employees had towards him when he returned with the Warriors in 2017.
“Folks coming to my home and spray-painting on the on the market indicators round my neighborhood,” Durant instructed WSJ’s J.R. Moehringer. “Folks making movies in entrance of my home and burning my jerseys and calling me all kinds of loopy names.”
“I’ll by no means be connected to that metropolis once more due to that,” the two-time NBA Finals MVP added. “I finally wished to return again to that metropolis and be a part of that group and group, however I don’t belief no one there. That s**t will need to have been pretend, what they was doing. The group, the GM, I ain’t talked to none of these individuals, even had a pleasant alternate with these individuals, since I left.”
Durant has by no means been one to mince phrases in terms of saying what he thinks and his views about Oklahoma didn’t sit nicely with followers of the Thunder. Various followers reacted to his assertion concerning the remedy meted out to him by the franchise and known as for him to develop up, and it was no shock when the small ahead hit again along with his personal jibe.