Durant explained that both fans and media “bothered” him all year prior to his decision to sign with the Nets.
He then responded to the backlash that he has received since speaking out about why he wanted to sign with the Nets.
KD’s not holding back now
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 22, 2020
Durant had recently went on J.J. Redick’s podcast to explain why he chose Brooklyn over the Knicks and Madison Square Garden.
Kevin Durant said on JJ Redick's pod he decided last Feb. he wanted to play in NY:
"Brooklyn was everything I'm about: chill, on the low, all black, we quiet, just focus on basketball. There's no show when you come to our games. There's no Madison Square Mecca, all of that shit."
— Mike Vorkunov (@MikeVorkunov) September 10, 2020
The two-time NBA champion missed the entire 2019-20 NBA season as he was recovering from an Achilles injury he suffered during the 2019 NBA Finals.
Durant will have a new coach next season, as the Nets hired Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash.
Nash has already said he plans to play Durant at all five positions next season.
For his career, Durant averages 27.0 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game.