Sport Blame Oklahoma City’s Incompetence For Kevin Durant and the Golden State Super Team

21:15  19 june  2017
21:15  19 june  2017 Source:   The Big Lead

Durant lying about not watching past NBA Finals?

  Durant lying about not watching past NBA Finals? Kevin Durant has said he cannot compare the Golden State Warriors having a 3-1 lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers this year versus the exact same situation last year for one simple reason — he did not watch the 2016 NBA Finals. Or did he?ESPN’s Dave McMenamin recently asked Durant what was going through his mind when the Warriors had a 3-1 series lead over the Cavs in last year’s Finals. Dan Feldman of Pro Basketball Talk transcribed the conversation, and Durant was adamant that he did not watch the series.Durant: “I didn’t watch it.

Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors won their second title in three years by downing the Cavaliers in five games, sparking the usual round of And after spending nine years in Oklahoma City with Westbrook – and not winning a single title – Durant ’ s position seems more than valid.

Kevin Durant and the Thunder were ‘thisclose’ to history. But they missed. After those first four Golden State games, everyone stopped wondering. Oklahoma City had finally and belatedly erupted into a title team .

Kevin Durant played 8 seasons in Oklahoma City. They made the Western Conference Finals each of the last 5 seasons KD was healthy in OKC. From 2009 to 2016 the Thunder won fewer than 50 games twice. They won just 45 games in 2014-2015 when Durant missed 55 games and won 47 in the lockout-shortened 2011-2012. That was the season they made the Finals.

Hard to believe that was five years ago. And despite all the success Durant had in Oklahoma City, what with all the winning and individual success, it doesn't really seem like much because of the all-or-nothing way we're forced to look at everything these days. I know Kevin Durant is great at basketball, but based on hanging out online, I think I actually might have been under the impression that he's never really done anything. Turns out his teams win a tick over 2 out of every 3 games they play. Turns out they just ran into the eventual NBA Champions in 4 of 5 seasons: San Antonio Spurs in '14, Miami Heat in '12, Dallas Mavericks in '11, Los Angeles Lakers in '10. Then they blew a 3-1 series lead against a 73-win Warriors team.

Nike airs 'Debate This' ad after Kevin Durant becomes NBA champion

  Nike airs 'Debate This' ad after Kevin Durant becomes NBA champion Nike airs an ad supporting Kevin Durant after the Warriors win the 2017 NBA championship.The 60-second ad, which aired following the Warriors' 129-120 Game 5 victory over the Cavaliers, features a roundtable of critics highlighting Durant’s flaws from his freshman year at Texas through his 2014 MVP season with the Thunder. Durant is called soft and a poor defender, and his leadership is questioned.

Kevin Durant has joined the Golden State Warriors, and Oklahoma City Thunder fans are figuring out how to process the news. Kevin Durant has signed with Golden State , declaring Oakland to be the city that offers “the…Read more Read more.

Can you blame Durant for thinking the Thunder might have hit their ceiling, especially with Golden State standing in the way, and believing that his only Kevin Durant isn’t tied to the team that drafted him because Oscar Robertson tore down the option clause 40 years ago, denying NBA owners the

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Can you really blame the guy for going somewhere he could win 4 straight postseason series? Even if it meant giving up a chance to be like some of the guys who beat him over the last decade? Check out these comments from Durant way back in 2015 after his season had ended early because of injury. Via ESPN:

"I love it here, man. I love my teammates, I love the city, I don't really think about anywhere else," Durant told Revolt TV in a recent interview. "I hear it all the time, don't get me wrong, and once you hear it you're kind of like [looks up, thinking]. But for me, I love staying in the moment, and I'm one of those guys that would love to stick it out with one team my whole career.

"Kobe [Bryant], Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki type. That's awesome," he said. "But you never know what the future holds sometimes and how teams may feel about you after a while, but I love it here and I would love to get my jersey retired here."

Kevin Durant had the perfect comeback for a trash-talking fan on Twitter

  Kevin Durant had the perfect comeback for a trash-talking fan on Twitter Kevin Durant had the facts.

The NBA Finals has brought a number of comparisons between LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Kevin Durant of Golden State Warriors, with one of those being the Durant makes no apologies for leaving Oklahoma City , offering the comment that such moves are within his rights

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"I love playing for Oklahoma City, man. There's just a certain level of pride that I have when I play with that Oklahoma City on my chest," he said then. "So that's the only thing I'm focused on. Everybody knows that I represent where I come from that no matter where I play at, no matter what arena. But I'm just focused on playing with Oklahoma City. It feels like home now. That's where I am."

Can you blame Durant? Was it his fault his teams came up *this* short in OKC? Or was it the fact that the organization was unable to give him a better supporting cast? Yeah, its the organization. For a minute there, I forgot the Thunder traded James Harden for Jeremy Lamb, Kevin Martin and picks that turned into Steven Adams, Alex Abrines and Mitch McGary.

Kevin Durant had the perfect comeback for a trash-talking fan on Twitter

  Kevin Durant had the perfect comeback for a trash-talking fan on Twitter Kevin Durant had the facts.

Kevin Durant ' s decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors has been met with a great deal of criticism, and some of it is warranted based on things the seven-time NBA Durant obviously felt more optimistic six years ago and believed he would win a championship with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Kevin Durant will no longer wear an Oklahoma City Thunder uniform. Six summers ago Durant was universally praised for the understated way in which he signed a long-term contract with the small-market team that With this in mind, I have decided that I am going to join the Golden State Warriors.

The modern equivalent of that trade would be the Warriors trading Stephen Curry for Jeremy Lamb, Kevin Martin, Steven Adams, Alex Abrines and Mitch McGary.

Kevin Durant will decline option but plans to re-sign with Warriors

  Kevin Durant will decline option but plans to re-sign with Warriors Kevin Durant will decline his player-option for next season with the Warriors, but plans to re-sign with themThe person requested anonymity because formal negotiations have not yet taken place.

The First Take crew debates how Oklahoma City Thunder Russell Westbrook should feel after seeing former teammate Kevin Durant win an NBA title with the Golden State Warriors.

NBA legend Vince Carter joins First Take and says he doesn’t blame Kevin Durant for his move to the Golden State Warriors from the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Kevin Durant got what he deserved by moving to Golden State. So did the Oklahoma City Thunder. The rest of the league is just collateral damage.

Kevin Durant laughs off Rockets’ acquisition of Chris Paul .
It’s safe to say Kevin Durant is not sweating the Houston Rockets’ newly loaded backcourt. Taunted about the pairing of Chris Paul and James Harden on Twitter, Durant’s response was fairly simple — and quite indicative of the fact that he has no fear of Houston’s new dynamic duo.

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