Kevin Durant Admits "I'm Not As Smart As I Thought I Was" After First Game With Warriors
The former MVP finished with 21 points in the 120-75 thrashing of the Clippers in his Bay area debut.
Kevin Durant made his debut for the Golden State Warriors Tuesday night (Oct. 4), throttling the Los Angeles Clippers by 45 points, giving the league a taste of what's to come this season in the Bay area. The 28-year-old former MVP poured in an efficient 21 points in only 24 minutes.
The four-time scoring champ later made headlines for his comments to ABC7 during his post-game presser, saying, "There’s a lot I need to learn about the game of basketball. You know, I’m not as smart as I thought I was about the game. It’s played a different way here than I was used to playing. I learned a lot, obviously, in my years in the league, but this is a different system, a different philosophy of basketball I am learning. So it’s going to take some time."
KD continued to make sure he wasn't getting at his former organization in Oklahoma City, Okla. "It’s not a knock on Oklahoma City," said Durant. "It’s not a knock on my past teammates or that organization. I mean, it’s different here. It’s fun here. It’s fun playing where I was before but that book is closed."
This is only the beginning of a long journey back to the top for Durant and the Warriors. The regular season can't get here soon enough.