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Kevin Durant blasts Stephen A.Smith for his recent comments about his legacy: "I'm sure your minions will run with this story for you"

Kevin Durant & Stephen A.Smith

A.Smith commented on what the potential legacy of Durant might look like in the eyes of the media if he doesn't win a title with the Brooklyn Nets.

Kevin Durant fired back at Stephen A.Smith about his recent comments on what the potential legacy of Durant might look like in the eyes of the media if he doesn't win a title with the Brooklyn Nets.

Durant fires back at Smith

We all know Kevin Durant is not shy to share his opinion on social media, especially on Twitter, and this time he responded to some of Stephen A.Smith's recent comments. They are both known to go back and forth against each other, and this time things took a serious turn after Durant found some of Smith's comments extra offensive.

Smith is known to make shocking commentary all the time, and it falls under his line of work, but this time he actually made some valid arguments regarding KD's legacy in the NBA. If the Warriors win a championship and the Nets don't, the entire rankings on the all-time lists won't favor Durant, especially in comparison to Steph Curry. Smith said that from the media perspective, that would be how they will view their careers when it's all said and done, which is an entirely valid argument.

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Durant obviously disagrees and insults Smith, saying he is just pushing his own agenda and doesn't know much about KD's legacy.

"Steve, since u decided to use ESPN to push your personal agendas, im sure your minions will run with this story for you, but if u believe this is what my career is defined by, then you just a flat out hater. It's gonna be hard to box the god in."

KD has an opportunity to shut up his critics

Whether Smith is right or KD remains to be seen, and this season will be a good indicator of how their careers might pan out in the future. As we all know, Durant left the Warriors with whom he won two championships to form a super team of his own with Kyrie Irving and James Harden. Now mid-way through the season, things are not looking good for the Nets. Kyrie Irving is unavailable to play in home games, while serious rumors came out about a potential trade scenario involving James Harden. Durant is injured, and the Nets have the longest losing streak in the NBA right now, with seven consecutive losses.

Durant is obviously frustrated with his team's current situation, but he faced adversity before and was able to overcome it. The legacy discussion can only be assessed when Durant's career is over, but with the way he is playing this season, constantly in MVP form, it's evident we'll see a few more great seasons from Durant before he retires. Whenever Durant is on the court for the Nets and has at least Harden with him or Irving, the Nets are an automatic championship contender. Soon, we will find out if the Nets have what it takes to come out as winners from the eastern conference.

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