ESPN takes savage shot at Myles Garrett over Kevin Durant criticism
Myles Garrett created something of a firestorm earlier this week by bashing Kevin Durant, saying the superstar “broke” the NBA by joining the Golden State Warriors in July of 2016.
“If I were him I would’ve never made a move like that in the first place,” Garrett said of Durant. “Me, I’m too competitive to try and ride on somebody’s coattails to get a W. But for him, you might as well stay at the spot you’re at now. There’s no point in leaving since you’ve already taken that moniker where he’s been called the snake and cupcake and all that. You might as well stay and just keep on winning.”
The tone and substance of the Cleveland Browns defensive end’s rhetoric about Durant is simply more of the same when it comes to the patented, routine criticism of the Warriors superstar. It was nevertheless met with some derision given Garrett plays for a team that has won one game over the past two seasons, although Garrett only joined the Browns in 2017 … the year the team became only the second team in NFL history to go 0-16.
ESPN’s Stats & Info Twitter account got in on the Garrett-bashing action by playing off the same angle about the Browns’ futility, pointing out how Garrett’s squad fared in games played in Cleveland compared to Durant’s Warriors.
Myles Garrett had some harsh comments about Kevin Durant's decision to join the Warriors, but only one of those players got a win in Cleveland last season (hint: not the one whose home team plays there) pic.twitter.com/cDbit1Csgg
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 15, 2018
One has to wonder if Garrett would be more offended by ESPN Stats & Info’s brutal take down or if he was more hurt by late-90s/early ’00s alternative “band” Smash Mouth calling him out for his Durant bashing?
Hey Myles Garrett,…..nobody knows who the F you are so nobody gives a F what you would do. And Genius the @warriors didn't win the Championship the season before KD signed. So not sure what "coattails" you're referring to. This your Twitter page Aaaaahole? @MylesLGarrett
— Smash Mouth (@smashmouth) June 14, 2018
Let’s assume the former. We’re talking about Smash Mouth, after all.