Kevin Durant was lambasted for leaving the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder to hitch the Golden State Warriors after the 2015-16 season and after dropping to the Warriors within the playoffs.
Durant revealed in a prolonged profile with The Wall Road Journal printed Tuesday that the “venomous poisonous” reception he obtained upon his return to Oklahoma Metropolis was hurtful. He stated he would by no means be “connected” to the town ever once more due to it.
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“Such a venomous poisonous feeling once I walked into that area,” he advised The Wall Road Journal. “And simply the group, the trainers and gear managers, these dudes is pissed off at me? Ain’t speaking to me? I’m like, ‘Yo, that is the place we going with this?’ As a result of I left a staff and went to play with one other staff?”
Durant’s mom, Wanda Durant, stated she was significantly upset over a video of a fan firing bullets right into a No. 35 Thunder jersey. She stated she discovered it troubling after her son had embraced the town and donated $1 million to assist victims of the Moore, Okla., twister in 2013.
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“I’ll by no means be connected to that metropolis once more due to that,” Kevin Durant stated. “I ultimately wished to return again to that metropolis and be a part of that neighborhood and group, however I don’t belief no person there. That s–t should have been faux, what they was doing. The group, the GM, I ain’t talked to none of these folks, even had a pleasant alternate with these folks, since I left.”
Durant received two championships with the Warriors in his three seasons there earlier than he hit free company over the summer season.
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He signed with the Brooklyn Nets in July.