Kevin Durant has seen himself go from the good guy to a villain in the NBA since the 28-year-old decided to form a super-team and join the Golden State Warriors this summer. Despite being known as a nice guy throughout his career, this year is going to be something different. Expect the boos and hate to be worse than when LeBron James joined the Miami Heat in 2010, to form “The Big Three.”
Real friends, how many of us? pic.twitter.com/sPSfP3WCoj
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 19, 2016
After gracing the cover of this month’s issue of Rolling Stone, KD has seen his image repeatedly tarnished by the media, with article after article hammering away at his decision to leave Oklahoma City. Sacramento Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins has had enough, and came to the defense of his Olympic Team USA teammate while speaking to ESPN Tuesday night (Oct. 18).
Boogie: They make you who they want you to be (in the NBA). Said KD is the greatest guy in the world, and “look how you’re treating him.”
— Thomas Duffy (@TJDhoops) October 19, 2016
“Durant is the nicest guy in the League. Will give you the shirt off his back and look at how you guys(media) treat him.” DeMarcus Cousins.
— Dwight Walton (@Bballinsider) October 19, 2016
The NBA season kicks off next Tuesday (Oct. 25), when Kevin Durant makes his Golden State Warrior debut against the San Antonio Spurs at Oracle Arena. There’s sure to be no shortage of drama throughout the league during the upcoming season.
Watch the rest of the DeMarcus Cousins sit-down with ESPN’s Cassidy Hubbarth below.
Kings’ @boogiecousins tells ESPN’s Cassidy @CassidyHubbarth his favorite app is Pinterest pic.twitter.com/osLBZ6GGEf
— The Cauldron (ICYMI) (@CauldronICYMI) October 19, 2016