Kevin Durant Salty About Kawhi Leonard Hype?

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By: Adelle Platon / June 17, 2014

Kawhi Leonard’s success has Kevin Durant feeling some type of way. The Oklahoma City Thunder star exchanged a few words with a fan discussing the 22-year-old Finals MVP, who won the championship with his team, the San Antonio Spurs, against the Miami Heat in a 4-1 victory, this past Sunday.

Though KD (who was named the league’s MVP for the 2013-14 season in May) later deleted the tweets, the backlash pushed him to issue this somewhat apology on Facebook: Earlier this morning on ESPN’s First Take, host Stephen A. Smith summed up the situation best. “Believe it or not, it doesn’t matter. To some degree, I agree with [Durant]. Paul George could do damage on the Spurs. There’s no doubt about that,” said Smith. “But the reason it doesn’t matter is because I hate to say this because [Durant’s] one of my favorite people in the league and I root for him, I’m disappointed in Kevin Durant. That wasn’t necessary. Kawhi Leonard just won a championship. You didn’t. Show some respect. He’s no Kevin Durant but he’s a damn good young player.”