Kevin Durant recently fired shots at a former ESPN reporter after he took digs at one of his Oklahoma City Thunder teammates. Durant’s assault towards the media continued after he told a throng of reporters in New York during NBA All-Star Weekend that they’re clueless about their speculations.
During the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend, the league mandates that its top stars have to address the media. In recent times, the former nice guy image of Durant has been shed and he’s become a bit gruff as he matures as a player. What ticked Durant off this time was when a reporter asked about the job security of Thunder head coach, Scott Brooks, to whom Durant is close.
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On Friday morning, Durant made national headlines when he expressed his opinion about the media having too much power in selecting postseason NBA awards.
On Saturday, he took things a step further when asked about rampant speculation surrounding Thunder coach Scott Brooks’ job security.
“You guys really don’t know (expletive),” Durant told reporters in his final interview session before Sunday’s All-Star Game.
Durant was later asked what stories he would like the media to focus on more.
“To be honest, man, I’m only here talking to y’all because I have to,” Durant said. “So I really don’t care. Y’all not my friends. You’re going to write what you want to write. You’re going to love us one day and hate us the next. That’s a part of it. So I just learn how to deal with y’all.”
Durant, although nagged by some injuries, is still having a stellar season averaging over 25 points per game to go along with four assists and six rebounds each contest.