Kevin Durant: “I Didn’t Take Easy Route To Championship With Warriors”

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Kevin Durant: “I Didn’t Take Easy Route To Championship With Warriors”


In last year’s summer, Kevin Durant signed a four year contract, with the Brooklyn Nets worth $164 million, even though the Warriors offered Durant a supermax contract worth $221 million over five years.

The last time we saw Kevin Durant on NBA hardwood, was in Warriors colors though, when he hobbled off the field with a torn achilles during last year’s NBA Finals. 

Thankfully, Durant has been ramping up the intensity in his current rehab progress and he looks impressive, and he’s definitely on schedule to healthily return next season. But Durant better be healthy given the amount of people around the NBA he has to prove wrong.

Charles Barkley, among many, was the latest to call out the two-time Finals MVP for taking an easy way out in order to win his titles, by joining the Warriors in 2016.

During an appearance on ‘The Old Man and the Three’ podcast, Durant now fired back at his critics and said that he didn’t take an easy route to championships with the Golden State Warriors.


No. What does that even mean?

I just never understood what that means, because I still come to work every day. I go through every rep at 100 percent speed. So, I just don’t understand that.

And I played at an elite level in the Finals in all the biggest moments. And I could understood if I didn’t play well at all. But I played the best that I could play in both Finals for that team. So, I felt like I got up every day and held myself to a championship, elite-player standard and reached it pretty much 98 percent of the time in practice and games and shootarounds.

So, yeah, of course, I earned that.


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