"The way he plays basketball and the way he is as a teammate and all that type of stuff, that's all we're anxious about, and I think he's doing a great job of that". You rile up the fans about it.
Let us be frank, with the caveat that the choice lives inside the head of one guy who can and does change his mind: Insiders around the league think Kevin Durant is leaving the Warriors for the Knicks. "That's all I'm saying", Kevin Durant said. "And now when I don't want to talk to y'all, it's a problem with me". Come on, man. Grow up. Grow up. Yeah, you [looking at Strauss] - grow up. Grow up. Come on, brah. Come on, bro. I come here and go to work every day. Well, I try to play the right way.
Strauss basically revealed speculation that Durant felt he would obtain the perceived title of the best player in the world by beating LeBron James in the finals and winning his first championship in 2017- something that obviously didn't happen.
"Now that I don't want to talk [to the media] there's a problem with me". Why do I got to talk to you?
KD: "So? Who are you?" Me, personally as a fan, couldn't care less about what is going to happen during the next season when we are in the beginning of February, in the middle of this season.
Just that you've been quiet, and you're not usually this quiet. With social media and the access to media, it's kind of hard to dodge that type of stuff, especially when you have a little bit of controversy. So, everybody's trying to figure out what's going on. "We know Kevin very well".
Luckily, though, what would have normally commanded a week's worth of nationally syndicated coverage was just a blip on the ticker as players around the league where on the move like Carmen Sandiego.
KD: "I just don't trust none of y'all". So when I don't say nothing, it's a problem. "Every time I say something, it gets twisted up and thrown in so many publications try to tear me down with my words I say". I don't cause problems.
Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors tries to calm down teammate Draymond Green #23 after a foul in the second half of a National Basketball Association game against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena on October 19, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. That's all. Is that a problem?