Lil B and Kevin Durant have been at odds since KD sent out a tweet in 2011 saying that he “can’t believe [Lil B] is relevant.” The rapper proceeded to put “The Based God Curse” on Durant and said that the superstar will never win the title:
KEVIN DURANT WILL NEVER WIN THE TITLE AFTER HE SAID "LIL B" IS A WACK RAPPER,
"THE BASEDGODS CURSE"#THEBASEDGODSCURSE ON DURANT – Lil B
— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) May 26, 2011
Over the last five years, Lil B’s words have held true as Durant has come up short in his pursuit of a ring and has suffered injury setbacks. But, the Based God lifted the curse after KD signed to the Golden State Warriors, Lil B’s hometown team.
While Durant is no longer under the spell of Lil B, the rapper still wants to play him one-on-one–a challenge he laid down years ago.
Lil B penned an open letter to Kevin Durant for The Undefeated where he welcomed the newest Warrior to the Bay. Check out an excerpt below:
Our one-on-one game still has to happen. I think it’s for the love of the sport. The world wants to see it — hundreds of thousands, millions of people. They want to know what would happen with this game. They’re obviously interested.
At this point, I like where I’m at right now with my game and how much better I’ve gotten. I’m a real defensive guy. My defense really speaks loudly, which rolls over on offense. I have a pretty decent midrange shot. I like getting to the rack. I like getting to the hoop. I’m kind of like Russell Westbrook, but I can’t dunk. Just as far as going to the hole. I’m not saying all aspects of Russell Westbrook’s game because I don’t have the same aspects. I’m coming to the court with a lot of confidence now. It’s definitely different. I definitely do think I’m ready to play KD. Winning, who knows? But I definitely know I am ready to play him.
When he wants to talk about it, I know I’m more than happy to, with open arms and a lot of love. It’s just about playing a nice game of basketball, one-on-one, for the love of the game. But now, for me, it’s just about him focusing on the Warriors’ season. Focusing on winning, getting this championship. I’m really excited to see them play. He knows he’s home. Everybody knows he’s home.
No predictions right now from The Based God on how many championships the Warriors will win, but I don’t know about any other starting lineup that could potentially have more offensive firepower than these guys. This is going to be a really exciting season.