At long last, Kevin Durant finally took on his former team, which helped lead the Golden State Warriors to a win behind a 39-point effort. It has given him a leg up against the Thunder for the time being in the bragging department. In light of that, Durant has issued another shot at Oklahoma City in the process.
“One thing I was doing too much of was I was trying to be delicate with everyone’s feelings, especially the fan base in OKC, and my former teammates,” Durant told Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated. “I had to realize that they don’t care. They’re going to dissect what they’re going to dissect. I was trying to be really considerate of their feelings and everything.”
With each passing day, Durant has provided more clarity on what exactly went into his decision. It appears that he had to remove himself emotionally first in order to make a sound choice. Durant has always been appreciative of the Thunders fans’ support, but he had to realize that this was a decision that only affect himself.
The choice of words may not have been the best, but Durant got his message across. He wanted to go to the team that gave him the best chance to win but also grow as a player. The Thunder were simply not that choice for Durant.