After the Warriors took a commanding 3-0 lead over the Blazers on Saturday, Golden State fans flocked to social media to praise the squad's resilience. But the talk surrounding the potential hindrance Durant's calf injury appeared to rub him the wrong way.
"Doubt us without KD!!! Doubt Curry, Klay, and Dray!!! And keep thinking Milwaukee is better," a fan wrote under a post on the Warriors Talk Instagram account. "Y'all doubters and haters will see!!!"
Durant gave him a finger wagging after the perceived slight.
"[V]ery divisive mikey," KD responded, "let's celebrate this win as dub nation. Fuck wrong wit u?"
Durant was the Warriors' offensive workhorse before he went down during their last series against Houston. Afterward, the Warriors switched back to the free-flowing brand of offense behind their record-breaking 2016 season. It's worked, adding to the belief that Golden State might be better when Durant is off the court.
After winning Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, Warriors coach Steve Kerr disclosed that Durant was ruled out for both last night's game and Game 4 in Portland. Kerr explains that although Durant has "shown progress" in rehab, they will not force the issue by rushing him back to the court.
"Hopefully he continues to progress," Kerr told the media. "It's a little more serious than we thought at the very beginning."