Kevin Durant Unloads On Reporters At Press Conference

Kevin Durant Unloads On Reporters At Press Conference

While player criticisms of the media are fair game and come with the territory, I happen to think there are topics more compelling than a conversation about the territory. I have nothing to do with the Knicks, I don't know who traded Porzingis, it ain't got nothing to do with me.

Kevin Durant usually makes headlines for his superstar production, yet the reigning Finals MVP has the National Basketball Association world buzzing over his recent antics with the media. "KD cruised across the practice floor as two Warriors public-relations officials beseeched him to turn back", Strauss opined.

"Come on, man", Durant said when the topic was broached. We want to see that K every day.

"If Durant didn't like the narrative that was surrounding him, he could have squashed it easily last week". And Durant, whose departure from Golden State is talked.

It might have been a childish rant from Durant.

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Teammates and coaches have understood all along that the decision and speculation have weighed on Durant, but he hadn't allowed those feelings to come out this publicly until Wednesday.

But again, he was not wrong. The whole situation prompted Stefan Bondy, who covers the Knicks for the New York Daily News, to tweet Thursday morning that Durant "was cordial and accommodating with New York reporters when we asked him about his free agency last month". He's clearly very upset and bothered by the rumors about his future. The toll it could take, especially when you're committed to playing basketball on the highest level. Every time I say something, it gets twisted up and thrown out in so many publications.

Teams are doing everything possible to find the cap room to attract this summer's top free agents - Durant included. When asked about the matter, the 30-year-old said that he isn't concerning himself with the matter and is mainly focusing on his job. I want to go to the gym and go home. "That's all I'm saying", Kevin Durant said. "The words, it's kind of hard to describe this. I'm trying to play basketball", Durant said during his press conference.

Once the summer comes around, then we can start worrying about free agency. Durant is likely to opt out of the final year of his contract after the current season. His teammates recognize this reality, can handle it and merely want one outcome: Win a championship, absent too much drama. The idea of Southern California and Hollywood could be enticing. He believes Durant should be given a "pass" for what he had to say on Wednesday.

Why is this so hard for the media to comprehend?

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