Kevin Durant growing weary of questions regarding his health
Kevin Durant made it abundantly clear he is growing weary of endless inquiries about his health coming off an injury-plagued 2014-15 NBA season.
Following the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 100-88 preseason win over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, Durant indicated he might not even answer questions about the apparently taboo topic.
“I told myself I’m not going to answer that question no more,” he bluntly stated, via ESPN’s Royce Young.
It’s hardly surprising that Durant is on the receiving end of a long line of questions related to his health — or his perception of it — nor is it shocking that he’s getting tired of answering said questions.
After all, he’s coming off a season in which he played in only 27 games, so not only has he been hearing questions the entire offseason, he’s been fielding them for going on a year now, beginning with a diagnosis of a Jones fracture in his right foot in early October of last year. He underwent surgery, robbing him of the season’s first 17 games.
Durant played sporadically the remainder of the season. Another minor surgical procedure on his foot followed, and after expressing in early March there was “no doubt” he would return before season’s end, lingering soreness led to the determination that Durant would be shut down for the season. Bone graft surgery followed in late March.
Durant even admitted he was “pissed” over all the injury talk last season, so it’s hardly surprising he’s tired of answering the same questions at this stage.
When asked how he’s feeling — despite his insistence he isn’t planning on answering those questions — Durant, who by all accounts is working himself back into game shape at a reasonable pace, nevertheless offered up a response.
“I feel great out on the court,” he said. “I don’t feel tired, I don’t feel weak.”