Stephen Curry reacts to Kevin Durant’s candid Warriors comments
Kevin Durant recently made some candid comments about his tenure with the Golden State Warriors, in which the superstar suggested he never felt comfortable during his three-season stint in Oakland.
Stephen Curry has since weighed in on Durant’s arguably surprising remarks about feeling like an outsider.
“I mean, that’s tough,” Curry said, per ESPN’s Nick Friedell. “There’s so many narratives that go on, especially when you’re at the top of the league. No matter how, you know, the full transition happens to Brooklyn, him separating himself from the Warriors — that’s gonna happen. I think he knows, you know, what we were about as teammates, what we were about as friends on and off the court. And again, nobody is gonna take away the accomplishments we had. But at the end of the day, whatever he, you know, needed to do to make that decision and however he wants to explain that — that’s just what’s gonna happen.”
In hindsight, it certainly did seem like Durant was the proverbial square peg reluctant to squeeze into a round hole throughout his time with the Warriors, despite helping the team win two NBA titles in which he earned Finals MVP honors.
Curry also blew off Durant’s assertion that the Warriors’ brand of motion offense “only works to a certain point,” saying, “We all wanna play iso-ball at the end of the day in some way, shape or form. But I’d rather have some championships too.”
That said, it appeared Curry, among others, attempted to make Durant feel welcomed, although it felt like a foregone conclusion that Durant would depart in free agency after his public feud with Draymond Green last season at least temporarily derailed the Warriors’ 2018-19 campaign.
In the end, Durant decided to go his own way and sign with the Brooklyn Nets, albeit with pal Kyrie Irving by his side. With that, the case can be made that Durant should move on from any lingering issues he has with the Warriors and focus on his future, though that is not how he typically goes about his business.