You can think anything you want about Kevin Durant, but there is no doubt that he is the second best basketball player in the world right now. His performance in the 2017 NBA Finals and Finals MVP Award should be enough to prove that. Still, there are many who question Kevin Durant’s ability and most of all, loyalty. This is mostly because Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder after eight years and joined the Golden State Warriors who were already a championship contender without him. Speaking for Bleacher Report recently, Durant said that there is no more loyalty in NBA.
“Ain’t no such thing [as loyalty],” – Durant said. “You see disloyalty in different ways, but that’s one of the most underrated parts of the game. We scream loyalty, but we don’t expect it from the people writing the checks because they’re writing the checks. [People say] ‘You should be fine with it because you’re getting paid.’ I liked it better when I was naive about the NBA business, how f–ked up it is. That was better for me that way. … You put money and business into something that’s pure, it’s going to f–k it up.“
Among other things, Durant also discussed his former team, saying that his former teammates still mean a lot to him, and thinks that he will be on speaking terms with them again.
“Those people really mean a lot to me to this day,” – Durant said. “No matter if they talk to me or they’re mad at me. Whether it’s Sam Presti or Troy Weaver or Russell Westbrook or Nick Collison. Whether it’s Wilson Taylor or Clay Bennett and his family, I love them from the bottom of my heart. We’re not talking, but eventually, we will.“
Durant added that he was hurt when the OKC gave his old jersey number to the rookie P. J. Dozier but has come to understanding team’s decision.