Does Kevin Durant really hate the NBA? Veteran forward opens up during Q&A

Durant hates NBA circus he helped create/ClutchPoints.com

Durant has issues with NBA hoopla.

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BROOKLYN — Since being selected second overall in the 2007 NBA Draft, hoops icon Kevin Durant has garnered millions in remuneration playing the game he loves while concocting a worldwide brand. The 6’9″ forward has 17 million followers on Twitter and 11 million more on Instagram. But, there’s certain aspects of NBA culture he simply can’t tolerate. The Brooklyn Nets star let the cat out the bag during a recent chinwag with the Wall Street Journal. “Some days I hate the circus of the NBA,” Durant said. “Some days I hate that the players let the NBA business, the fame that comes with the business, alter their minds about the game. Sometimes I don’t like being around the executives and politics that come with it. I hate that.”

Ouch KD!

Tell us how you really feel.

In all seriousness, the NBA is definitely a circus and a lengthy one at that. After all, basketball season is longer than a hooker’s hair weave and free agency packs more hoopla than reality television. Despite all that, Durant won two titles with the Golden State Warriors before jumpin’ ship in July.

He appeared to be in a great situation.

So, why did he leave?

“I came in there wanting to be part of a group, wanting to be part of a family, and definitely felt accepted,” Durant explained. “But I’ll never be one of those guys. I didn’t get drafted there.… Steph Curry, obviously drafted there. Andre Iguodala, won the first Finals, first championship. Klay Thompson, drafted there. Draymond Green, drafted there. And the rest of the guys kind of rehabilitated their careers there. So me? Shit, how you going to rehabilitate me? What you going to teach me? How can you alter anything in my basketball life? I got an MVP already. I got scoring titles.”

“As time went on,” Durant continued, “I started to realize I’m just different from the rest of the guys. It’s not a bad thing. Just my circumstances and how I came up in the league. And on top of that, the media always looked at it like KD and the Warriors. So it’s like nobody could get a full acceptance of me there.”

Did Durant make the right decision by leaving Golden State?

Does he sound miserable?

Share your thoughts.

34 comments

  1. The NBA sucks now. Lets go back to the 80s and 90s when it was fun.

  2. The Nba players need to be more humble

  3. deal with it man u MF. earning millions and millions doing what you love and ya still complaining? man this guy is shit

  4. Should have NEVER left GS. Period.

  5. Kevin Durant helped turn the NBA into a circus. Clown….

  6. There’s always work at the post office.

  7. KD is short for stupid

  8. A couple of tacos

    Playing a game for millions??? Wow…..

  9. Then quit.

  10. Well, nba fans hate you most days cupcake.

  11. Pablo Eldorado

    Kevin Durant hates Kevin Durant some days.

  12. KD, like many athletes, was raised primarily by a female. This explains the rampant feminine behavior exhibited by men in professional sports. Not all-but many. Passive aggressive (e.g., Lebron), flighty (KD), etc.

  13. KD need to switch places with me and face reality! I would love to be in his shoes any day!!!!!

  14. KD will retire early. Watch.

  15. True happiness isn’t of this world. I pray KD finds Jesus who is the only Source of happiness. Praying for you KD, get well, keep your feet grounded…I like you as a basketball player. He needs spiritual instructions and guidance which only Jesus can provide.

  16. Michael McMillan

    If it’s REALLY that bad KD, all you gotta do is QUIT!!! I’m sure you got the 💰 to do so.

  17. KD can’t find happiness because he has daddy issues. Most people who grow up without fathers has these issues.

  18. KD needs to stop caring about what anyone thinks

  19. The warriors was kd team the minute he arrived. Lol and he was the best player on that team every year and every single playoff run he demolished teams and even got noticed for his defense by playing the middle for the warriors he got a couple of posters right now larry nance i think his name dunked on kd he stayed getting dunked on. Most importantly this man had the worst injury in that uniform because they couldn’t win without him because they got too used to playing with him. Nobody could match kawhi intensity. But the back to back mvp played. One superstar vs one superstar lol he lost

  20. fresh2def234eva

    KD going to commit suicide

  21. Durant is a soft millenial. Instead of winning fair and square, he had to join the enemy to win. The fans reacted by being less than thrilled. Sorry, but we’re not going to worship an athlete who takes the easy path to victory. Sports is about hard work and overcoming adversity. Durant realizes it now too; he made a mistake and sold his soul for a championship, and no one respects it. Combine that with the injury and how their season ended, it was clearly time to hit the reset button. Yes, playing in the NBA comes with scrutiny. A byproduct of the $400+ million in salary and endorsements in his career so far. Poor guy!

  22. NBA players be mad soft now a days for real…

  23. Im convinced something mentally wrong with kd

  24. KD had the “stepchild”, “adopted snake”, “lonely roommate”, “lone Wolf”, “one man jail cell”, “one man army”, “Rambo 1st blood”, “lone Wolf McQuaid”, “lonely heart”, “one eye snake”, “one eye mule”, “one horse town”………………………. syndrome…!

  25. Raymond Acosta

    KD is full of shiznit, he a phony

  26. @Raymond Acosta: KD might be the realest player in the league!

  27. I respect KD.. appreciate his open and honest perspective.

  28. At least he’s being honest. That’s the case with 100% of everyone concerning their jobs. It can get old and tiring, regardless of the money and accolades. He is telling the truth.

  29. Hating your job sometimes is all part of having a job 🤷🏾‍♂️

  30. KD is so weak in the head.

  31. Real talk! 👊😎

  32. KD needs either a kid or a wife he have everything but that

  33. Hard to feel bad for a gazillionaire.
    Self -acceptance issues.

  34. KD is such a tortured soul; he needs a psychiatrist

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