A more ornery and honest Kevin Durant emerged this season, no longer holding back in his dealings with the press.
As hundreds of media folk descended on New York City during the NBA’s All-Star Weekend, KD let them know what he thinks of their ilk (hint: not very much.)
Durant says media members have been given way too much power by the L.
Per The Oklahoman:
On Saturday, he took things a step further when asked about rampant speculation surrounding Thunder coach Scott Brooks’ job security. […] “You guys really don’t know (expletive),” Durant told reporters in his final interview session before Sunday’s All-Star Game.
Durant was later asked what stories he would like the media to focus on more. […] “To be honest, man, I’m only here talking to y’all because I have to,” Durant said. “So I really don’t care. Y’all not my friends. You’re going to write what you want to write. You’re going to love us one day and hate us the next. That’s a part of it. So I just learn how to deal with y’all.”
“I’m 26 years old so I’m in my mid-20s, almost to 30,” Durant said. “My first few years in the league I was just finding myself. I think most of the time I reacted based off of what everybody else wanted and how they viewed me as a person. And I’m just learning to be myself and not worry about what anybody says. I’m going to make mistakes. I just want to show kids out here that athletes, entertainers, whoever, so-called celebrities, we aren’t robots. We go through emotions. We go through feelings. And I’m just trying to express mine and trying to help people along the way. But I’m not going to sit here and tell you that I’m just this guy that got programmed to say the right stuff all the time and politically correct answers. I’m done with that. I’m just trying to be me and continue to grow as a man.”