After Golden State Warriors genius Kevin Durant had expelled the individuals who have disagreed with the Dubs’ mastery amid the 2017 NBA playoffs, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith reacted Monday.
On a scene of ESPN’s First Take (h/t Andrew Joseph of USA Today), Smith was condemning of Durant and his remarks:
“He’s aged. And along the process of aging, he’s gotten more arrogant; he’s gotten more disrespectful, he’s gotten more dismissive—particularly of the fans,” Smith said. “To be quite honest with you, he hasn’t gotten smarter. And the reason why he hasn’t gotten smarter is that the younger Durant would never have said something so flagrantly disrespectful towards fans.”
Taking after the Warriors’ 120-108 win over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Saturday, Durant stated, “If you don’t like it, don’t watch it,” about the individuals who feel the current year’s playoffs haven’t been aggressive, per ESPN.com’s Chris Haynes.
Preceding Monday’s Game 4, Durant endeavored to clear up his remarks: “I mean, life can be simple, man. If you don’t like the way the game is going, just turn it off. If you’re enjoying it, just keep it on. Life is simple. I didn’t mean it to disrespect anybody, but if you felt disrespected, I’m sorry. But if you don’t enjoy the game, turn it off [and] turn something else on. If you do, enjoy the rest of it, man.”
The Warriors went ahead to beat the Kawhi Leonard-less Spurs 129-115, finishing the scope and enhancing their record to 12-0 in the 2017 postseason.
Durant has set up huge numbers amid his first playoff keep running with the Warriors, averaging 25.2 points, 7.8 bounce back and 3.7 helps for per game.
Brilliant State anticipates the champ of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics with the Cavs driving 2-1.