Ever since Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors, he’s become one of the most hated men in basketball. Durant is forced to deal with just as much hate as LeBron, if not more, based on his decision to switch teams. Even before KD hopped over to The Bay, critics of the athlete would claim that he was sensitive, and got involved in the squabblings of social media too much. KD was also slammed recently for the way he handled a conversation with Portland Trail Blazers’ guard CJ McCollum on his podcast Pull Up with CJ McCollum. ESPN caught up with KD after a USA Basketball practice session, and asked the NBA Champion if he felt weary of people telling him to keep quiet.
“Oh yeah,” he responded before breaking it down further. “I mean, it is just to the point that I know what you’re upset at. Just say it instead of make excuses. Know what I’m saying? I got too many texts or I talk too much on Instagram or I talk too much on Twitter or I don’t know how to talk to my teammates, or I am angry or insecure or sensitive. Tell me what the real problem is.”
KD also revealed that he thinks the media is twisting his words. “Because every time I say something, I go about my business, and when I say something, House of Highlights and Bleacher Report [mash] it all up and y’all run with it, and as soon as I say something back, I’m the sensitive one,” he explained. “I mean, I know y’all trying to make me look crazy and discredit me and strip me of my credibility. But I see what you doing. But I’m going to still keep standing.”