Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets were once again the talk of the NBA world, as they decided to strengthen their bench by adding former San Antonio Spurs big man LaMarcus Aldridge to the rotation just days after they picked up Blake Griffin.
While Durant has frequently said that he came to Brooklyn to win a title with himself as the unquestioned lead dog, fans on Twitter with nothing better to do on their Sunday morning decided to throw KD’s logic back in his face after the Nets added Aldridge, Griffin, and James Harden this season.
Durant, as he is wont to do, chose to respond on Twitter, first insisting that he can’t accomplish great things in life by himself and would like the help of others on his journey. After that opening salvo served as a testament to his willingness to bring a great team together in pursuit of a common goal, KD got pretty strange.
Durant claimed that he responds on Twitter because he “knew y’all would be on here crying” and because he is trying to “fulfill the prophecy.” Why did he choose to go in this direction? Who knows!
Kevin Durant’s Twitter rant went off the rails after the Brooklyn Nets signed LaMarcus Aldridge.
Durant, who was averaging just under 30 points per game before his hamstring injury wiped out a huge chunk of his season, also claimed that “NBA fans don’t like anything about the NBA” in response to more critics of his approach to team building.
Durant’s gripes with these keyboard warriors have some legitimacy behind them. Durant is one of the best players in the league, and star players want to play with him. What is he supposed to do, turn them down for the sake of Twitter’s approval?
Durant also made sure that everyone knows he is aware of the fact that he was critical of LeBron James when he formed his Big Three with the Miami Heat. In, I guess, an homage to that, Durant pulled up an old tweet that mentions drinking strawberry lemonade smoothies, and stuck the always reliable “still relevant” above it.
This might not be the most usual behavior from a top-five player working his way back from injury, but KD has earned the right to take a slightly tongue-in-cheek jab at a guy with 200 followers for having the audacity to add a better player in pursuit of a championship.
As long as the Nets keep adding veterans on the buyout market and Durant sits on the sidelines, expect a few more of these pearls of wisdom.