Over the weekend, Kevin Durant lashed out at the media after he was asked about the job security of his Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks. In addition to telling reporters that he was only talking to them because he had to, Durant didn't pull any punches, saying, "You guys really don’t know sh*t."
On Wednesday, Durant spoke with the media for the first time since his outburst and decided to talk about his comments and offer up something of an apology. Maybe. Probably not. You can be the judge.
Let's be real. Let's look at the whole thing. I've been in the league eight years. The media and myself have had a great relationship for eight years. I said something. Two days in a row I said something. Am I allowed to be upset one time? Am I allowed to be mad? Am I human? Do you look at me that way? I can't say nothing wrong? We had great communication for eight years and it's still that way. But I had a moment. Everybody in life has one. You had one for sure before but it's not broadcasted like mine. I was more so trying to take up for my teammates, my coach and every guy in the league that gets scrutinized and I don't like. Maybe I shouldn't say nothing about it. I had my moment.
Okay, KD had a moment. Got it. So, everything is good, right? Well, Durant wasn't finished talking
and digging himself into another hole.
More than anything I was told I bite the hand that feeds me. I don't know what that means. I really don't know what that means. I wish someone would explain it to me. But I don't remember none of you guys being there when I was eight years old and putting in that work, the nights when I'm in here putting in that work. So I don't really understand what that means. But, hey, I gotta roll with it. That's a part of it. I shouldn't cry cause everybody been through it.
Personally speaking, Durant doesn't need to apologize for what he said or "having a moment." But, at the same time, you cannot just "apologize" and then throw out another little jab at these reporters by saying, "More than anything I was told I bite the hand that feeds me...But I don't remember none of you guys being there when I was eight years old."
Then, before going too far down that road, Durant returned to his original point, apologizing for having a moment.
I'm not going to sit here and agree with you when you're trying to bash my coach or one of my teammates or anything. That's just who I am as a person. Like I said, we had a great relationship. We still have a great relationship, myself and the media. I had a moment. I hope we can get past it. But I'm sure everybody has those types of moments.
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[via Eye On Basketball]