Skip to main content

Richard Jefferson schools Durant

Jefferson-and-Durant

Remember when Kevin Durant complained about how he only wants to talk about basketball and be left alone? It is unfair social media is always talking about him without any provocation. 

The latest episode of Kevin being completely innocent came when Richard Jefferson commented on the Warriors - Cavs rivalry. He said it was leading to an amazing rivalry after the first two Finals went 1-1, but then KD joined the Warriors. 

Where I come from, in the park, in the street, if you're playing and you lose to somebody the first words are "Run it back, same teams." That's how we grew up. ... They didn't do that. They were like "We need to reload, we're gonna go get our big brother."

I just need to remind you, Kevin Durant doesn't care what people think, he just wants to ball. He is over the criticism that joining at 73 win team relativizes his success. Furthermore, Kevin does not like it when people go ad hominem and comment on the person, why can't we all just focus on the game.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

D3lnGSLXkAA9Orb.jpg-large

The first thing that comes to mind - my no.1 wish this free agency season is for Durant to sign with the New York Knickerbockers. He was pampered in OKC, the Warriors took it easy on him as well, and he thinks everyone is out to get him. KD in New York would be a fascinating experience. 

Jefferson's comments are amazing on several levels. It points out that KD, who wants to be treated as a player and nothing more, has a TV show called "The Boardroom" yet he fails to accept all that comes with being a brand. Can't have your cake and eat it too.

Not to mention Durant pulled Jefferson's youth into it and questioned the credibility of "the streets." Here we have two issues. Firstly, I doubt Durant did what he expects everyone else to do - check the facts. We can be confident he didn't as Jefferson explained at the end of his comment.

Secondly, let's say KD was right, and Jefferson grew up in a peaceful suburb - does that make the comment any less valid? The amount of drugs and violence around the corner have nothing to do with something we all can relate to, one of sports' universal qualities. The challenge is to have your crew, and you want to beat the best team on the court with your guys.

Lucky for us, KD isn't sensitive and doesn't care what people think. He also practices what he preaches. Oh, let him be a Knickerbocker. 

Vanessa Bryant revealed how Kobe Bryant was like everyone else

Vanessa Bryant revealed how Kobe Bryant was a normal person like everyone else: "He wipes his own ass too"

Kobe Bryant was a superstar on the court but never acted like one outside of it. This is what endeared him to the fans

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving, forward Kevin Durant and guard James Harden

“This has to go down as one of the most epic failures in the history of this league” — Tim Legler shreds the Brooklyn Nets

Two other teams in the modern NBA came to mind as faliures given the talent they had on the roster.

Kevin Durant blasts Philly fans for their chants towards Ben Simmons

Should the Brooklyn Nets regret trading for Kevin Durant?

The Durant-Irving partnership in Brooklyn could arguably go down as the most disappointing one in NBA history.

Detroit Pistons legend Rick Mahorn and Indiana Pacers legend Reggie Miller

Reggie Miller on who he hated facing on the bad boy Pistons — “He ​​had a crazy look in his eye all the time”

There’s a reason why Miller's most feared Pistons player was dubbed as the “Baddest Bad Boy of them all.”

San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan and guard Manu Ginobili

"I lost a lot of sleep because of him" — Chauncey Billups reveals who deserved to win the 2005 NBA Finals MVP

Tim Duncan won the 2005 NBA Finals MVP. But Chauncey Billups, as well as some fans, believed the trophy belonged to someone else.

Michael Jordan

Beer drones — the best feature on Michael Jordan's exclusive golf course

Do you want to be a member of the exclusive The Grove XXIII club? Michael Jordan has to invite you first.

miles-bridges-wife-min

Miles Bridges' wife exposes him for domestic violence

The NBA community needs to to better. ”I won’t be silent to protect others anymore because I value myself and my kids more than anyones ‘image’”

Kyrie-Irving-Kevin-Durant-Russell-Westbrook-Anthony-Davis

“The whole NBA just saw this movie” — Zach Lowe shuts down the idea the Lakers could trade for KD and Kyrie

According to the numbers the trade works. Can you count anything out in the modern NBA?