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Kevin Durant claps back at Draymond Green for ‘wrong’ comparisons to Steph Curry

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On June 2nd, the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics will face off in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. For Golden State, this series has a slightly deeper meaning than before. For one, they return to the finals without Kevin Durant for the first time since 2016. And it also means their superstar Stephen Curry will make another leap into the final round as MVP, having eluded him five times in his career.

Durant won the Finals Most Valuable Player award while with the franchise in 2017 and 2018. But Warriors forward Draymond Green believes KD has benefited greatly this series from the double teams Curry saw from the Cleveland Cavaliers defense.

“Kevin Durant was amazing in those finals. Steph Curry has been double-teamed probably seven times as many times as KD in any given series. So if you look at these games and you’re like, ‘Ah, [Curry’s] The numbers could be a little lower, ‘he faces a double team. said Green to NBA analyst Colin Cowherd during a recent taping of The Draymond Green Show.

“The impact he [Steph Curry] has a game, if you don’t understand basketball you’ll say he needs a Finals MVP to validate who he is.

Durant, a frequent Twitter user, caught wind of Green’s comments about the attention the Curry was attracting from the Cavs during this series of Finals. The Nets star disagreed with him.

“In my view, that is 100% wrong,” said Durant according to his Twitter account on 31.

Draymond also responded to Durant, imploring him to listen to the entire interview.

“You have to learn to listen to whole takes and not snippets before you get tricked into tweeting Champ.” said Green on twitter.

durant then replied: “Oh I saw it my brothers, I appreciate the compliments but I disagree with what you said about doubles teams, that’s all. I love the show.”

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Despite their past differences, Green has great respect for Durant as a basketball player. In a 2020 interview on Showtime’s “All the Smoke,” the three-time NBA champion spoke about KD’s performance in the 2017 NBA Finals. Green felt the result should have been Durant as the world’s top basketball player LeBron James was viewed.

“We win a championship, Kevin wins Finals MVP. In my opinion he got the best out of Bron, this series, like Kevin, friggin’ rocked. And after that it was like, ‘Damn, Kevin should be the best player in the NBA now because of what he just did to LeBron,'” Green said.

Despite a bumpy exit from the Bay Area in 2019, Durant insists there is no bad blood between him and his former Warrior teammates. In an interview with NBC Sports Bay Area’s Kerith Burke, Durant opened up about the relationships he’s maintained with his former Warrior teammates since leaving.

“It’s good to see from afar that everyone is okay and to realize that these bonds that we’ve made will never be broken,” Durant told Burke in 2021. “No matter what jerseys we wear, no matter what part of the country we all live in…. I am very grateful for my time in the Bay Area and will always be a warrior at heart.”

Durant made the difficult decision to walk away from the Warriors and is now trying to replicate that same success with the Nets. Golden State, on the other hand, is four wins away from returning to the mountaintop. One thing is for sure, seeing KD, Green, Curry and Klay Thompson together was a moment that will never be duplicated.

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Durant made the difficult decision to walk away from the Warriors and is now trying to replicate that same success with the Nets. Golden State, on the other hand, is four wins away from returning to the mountaintop. One thing is for sure, seeing KD, Green, Curry and Klay Thompson together was a moment that will never be duplicated.



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