Kevin Durant is still expressing hard feelings between him and the Oklahoma City Thunder as he moves on to his third NBA team.
In a recent interview, the former Thunder star, now a member of the Brooklyn Nets, opened up about his recent injury, his relationship with the media, and his feelings toward the franchise he began his career with.
"The organization, the GM, I ain’t talked to none of those people, even had a nice exchange with those people, since I left," Durant said in reference to the Thunder.
Durant told J.R. Moeringer of the Wall Street Journal about the "intense" reaction fans and the media had to his departure from the Thunder to the Golden State Warriors in 2016.
“People coming to my house and spray-painting on the for sale signs around my neighborhood,” he recalls. “People making videos in front of my house and burning my jerseys and calling me all types of crazy names.” - Kevin Durant/WSJ
The former NBA MVP returned to Oklahoma City with the Warriors for the first time in February 2017. He explained how his views toward the team and city soured.
“Such a venomous toxic feeling when I walked into that arena,” he says. “And just the organization, the trainers and equipment managers, those dudes is pissed off at me? Ain’t talking to me? I’m like, Yo, this is where we going with this? Because I left a team and went to play with another team?” - Kevin Durant/WSJ
"I'll never be attached to that city again because of that," he says.
"I eventually wanted to come back to that city, but I don't trust nobody there."
In the rest of the interview, Durant goes on about his rehabbing Achilles injury, his time with the Warriors, and his mental health.
READ the full interview with Kevin Durant from J.R. Moeringer of the Wall Street Journal.
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