Ahead of Friday’s tilt that pitted the Golden State Warriors against the Boston Celtics, there was much said about Kevin Durant’s decision to turn them down in favor of his team. It evoked much hatred from the Boston crowd that caused them to boo the former league MVP during the contest. Following the game, Warriors forward Draymond Green had much to say about the topic at hand.
Fans must be desperate. Like, who boos a guy for taking an interview? That’s crazy. I don’t get that. Y’all booing somebody for interviewing [with] y’all? Man, they may scare free agents away. You don’t want to take an interview and then make enemies for taking an interview. I don’t know. They may want to be careful with that.
If you’re that mad at what somebody else did with [their] life, you need to evaluate your own life. He made a personal decision for his life, for his happiness, for his career. And if people that mad, they need to reevaluate where their head is at in life. Because I don’t know if I can stay that mad at somebody for deciding to do something with their life. That’s a slippery slope.
Green has never been one to bite his tongue, but his stance has much credence to it. Durant made a personal decision for what he believed was best for his career moving forward. It was his choice to join the Warriors because he felt it gave him the best chance to grow as a player and win a championship.
Durant appeared to use that as motivation on Friday night putting together a strong performance flirting with a triple-double posting 23 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists. As for the Celtics, the franchise is in desperate need a bonafide superstar to take the next step forward as a franchise and this type of reaction from the crowd doesn’t seem endearing to that possibility with future potential free agents. All in all, this can be chalked up as a learning experience all around.