Durant, in town to play the Knicks tonight, says these types of overtures from desperate fanbases won’t influence his free agency decision-making next summer.
Shocker: Kevin Durant fielded plenty of free-agency questions in New York tonight. https://t.co/lxjQtLiFMm
— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) October 26, 2018
KD did throw the Knicks faithful a bone by favorably comparing the experience of playing in MSG to Rucker Park (“just indoors.”)
Per the San Fran Chronicle:
“I know what this whole thing is, and the attention that comes with being a good player,” Durant said. “That’s a part of the game and the entertainment side of playing in the NBA. A lot of people look forward to that side, and see what’s happening in free agency and all that stuff.
“… I’m not going to sit here and act like I don’t hear it, but my job is to go out there and be the best player I can be every night.”
The billboard shows Durant in a Knicks jersey next to Porzingis with the question, “Can you make NY sports great again?” posted to Durant’s Instagram handle, @easymoneysniper.
“I mean, to be honest, I don’t know how I feel about that type of stuff,” Durant said of the billboard. “It’s cool. No disrespect, but I’m not really impressed with that type of stuff. I just really like playing basketball.”