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.