Kevin Durant won an MVP in the NBA before, but he believes those days are over due to “pure hate.”
“You know they’re not gonna give me anything,” Durant said Wednesday during an interview with the San Francisco radio station 95.7 The Game.
Durant said his decision to leave Oklahoma City and join the Golden State Warriors before the 2016-17 season has caused award voters to both overlook and dislike him.
“Even if it’s on the fence, I have to be clear-cut better than everybody for me to even get a look,” Durant said during the interview. “I mean, it’s just pure hate for me obviously, and no appreciation for my real skill for the game. But I get it. I understand where we’re (the Warriors) coming from. I understand what we have here in this building that scares everybody.”
We all know the talent that Kevin Durant has, but is it hate that will stop him from winning awards?
Durant was part of the Oklahoma City Thunder when the blew a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference Finals to the Warriors. He later that summer left to join the 73-9, winningest team of all-time, Warriors.
Is that hate, or just the reality of all players who would join this Warriors super team?