Some days I hate that the players let the National Basketball Association business, the fame that comes with the business, alter their minds about the game. "People making videos in front of my house and burning my jerseys and calling me all types of insane names", Durant cited as reasons for his disassociation with Oklahoma City, as well as how he felt he was treated in his return with the Warriors in February 2017. That s*** must have been fake, what they was doing. "The organization, the GM, I ain't talked to none of those people, even had a nice exchange with those people, since I left".
When someone called him out for repeatedly feuding with random fans who shouldn't have this effect on him, Durant explained that maybe he just likes Twitter.
"I'll never be attached to that city again because of that", Durant said.
Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors sits on the bench before their game against the San Antonio Spurs during Game 2 of Round 1 of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on April 16, 2018 in Oakland, California.
Kevin Durant on Oklahoma City: 'I Don't Trust Nobody There'
"As time went on, I started to realize I'm just different from the rest of the guys", Durant said. It's not a bad thing. Sometimes I don't like being around the executives and politics that come with it. Success at the highest level of basketball has nearly always involved stars stepping up and putting forth great individual performances in order to take their teams over the top.
After Durant made his decision to sign with the Nets in free agency, Stephen Curry said Durant would be missed after they experienced so much success together.
Regardless of your opinion on Kerr's offense, it's hard to argue that Durant didn't thrive within it during his three years in Golden State. "With KD, we had three straight Finals appearances".
You'd think those years would be associated with happy memories.