Kevin Durant Blasts Media For Discrediting Him, Plays Down CJ McCollum Feud

Arnold Nichols
July 29, 2018

After winning back-to-back National Basketball Association championship titles, Kevin Durant chose to opt out of the final year of his contract with the Golden State Warriors to become an unrestricted free agent.

30 minutes later, Durant responded by summarizing what he did to the Oklahoma City Thunder two offseasons ago and included some colorful language to diss CJ. LeBron James came to the Western Conference, Kawhi Leonard was traded to the Raptors and the Warriors somehow managed to land DeMarcus Cousins. Durant did not see a problem with it and retorted that Portland was never going to win a championship. I just did your f****n podcast. You think that low of me C.J.? "I think it's gonna make his book even more interesting when it's done".

"But how'd you play", Durant asked. "I got time today though". So it's going to be an adjustment, but I'm looking forward to it. I just did your f-king podcast. But Durant wasn't about to let McCollum forget what happened to the Blazers in the first round of the playoffs, a somewhat embarrassing sweep at the hands of Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans.

Reporter: Well, it seemed like he was saying something about you and you responded to that.

McCollum: "I was mad, I got on Twitter".

"Oh yeah", said Durant, speaking after USA Basketball practice, when asked if he was exhausted of people telling him to be quiet.

"I get why folks mock the notion that Durant would consider the Knicks..."

Finally, McCollum tried to put an end to all of this by tweeting there was no feud with Durant.

Durant took execption to that comparison in a tweet of his own.

McCollum: "We can have both of them".

Durant promised he was done with the subject when somebody criticized him for being sensitive. "CJ and I will go have some wine with him in NY when he gets back from China - and take a picture if y'all really don't believe me".

Durant: "I mean ... you know you guys aren't going to win a championship?"

First off, C.J. McCollum shouldn't be upset about the Warriors improving their roster.

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