Kevin Durant ruffled plenty of feathers when he announced that he was leaving Oklahoma City for Golden State. While fans, analysts, and former players have all lashed out at KD, Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coach Tyronn Lue came to the superstar’s defense.
Lue, who played 11 seasons and has been a coach in some capacity for six, cited the fact that players are free to do what they want when their contract with a team is up.
From the Akron Beacon Journal
“People get mad about what he did, but to me, I’ve been a player and I’ve been a coach. When you’re free, that means you’re free. You can do what you want to do. He opted to go to Golden State. That’s his choice,” Lue said. “But they don’t say anything or get mad when guys get cut or they trade guys. Nothing is said about that. But as soon as a guy picks a team he wants to go to, it’s a big deal. I don’t understand it. I like KD. I support him in whatever he wants to do.”