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Kevin Durant trolls Steve Kerr vs. Warriors All-Stars comparison

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It wouldn’t be right if Draymond Green stayed quiet for a few days without saying much on social media. After a few days off from tweeting, the Golden State Warriors forward thought aloud that it is absurd to compare teams from different eras.

What got people excited was what he tweeted just moments later. In the same sentence, he said his 2017 team beat the 1998 Chicago Bulls and demolished the Utah Jazz by 40 points.

Green knows exactly what he’s doing as he’s considered one of the most accomplished athletes to play with the media.

He kept stirring the pot as he told everyone to stop debating what he had said, signed with the phrase he had coined: “The new media‘.

It was only a matter of time before the NBA’s most active Twitter user, Kevin Durant, took notice. While Durant didn’t pick a team, he had a wild reaction the next morning.

Way to throw your former coach under the bus. It was all fun and games, but it’s funny that Durant pointed out how Kerr would target himself when playing with the Bulls.

Kerr has been part of the pinnacle of the Chicago and Golden State franchises both as a player and as a coach. He won three championships with the Bulls from 1996-98 and helped establish Michael Jordan’s status as one of the best.

When Kerr was on the field, he was primarily used for shooting. Teams now like to switch weaker defenders to the offensive player with ball to create a better matchup. So Durant is right because Kerr would have been exposed to the point where he might have been benched.

With reports that the Warriors and Nets’ talks with Durant have gone cold, the Boston Celtics have stepped in as serious contenders to take on Durant, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski was first reported.

After losing to the Warriors in last season’s final, the Celtics believe adding Durant would get them over the “final hurdle”, as reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The Celtics offered Jaylen Brown, Derrick White and a choice for Durant, but the Nets declined, asking instead that Marcus Smart be included in the package.

According to ESPN’s Zach Lowe, the Nets are not said to be very interested in Jordan Poole or Andrew Wiggins in a Durant package.

“The information I have is that the Nets don’t see Wiggins or Poole as some sort of centerpiece player,” Lowe says on the July 22 episode of the Lowe Post. “Then you get to the other guys who are relatively untried in the NBA. So I don’t know if there was ever actually a deal the Nets would have made. Obviously, if you are the warriors, you must explore it.”

While Durant’s return to the Warriors will likely repeat the dominance they had from 2016-19, Bob Myers and Brass likely seem happier to see the team lead it back next year.

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