Kevin Durant: James Worthy Did Some Shady (Stuff) To Me

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  1. Juronimo

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    http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/04/03/kevin-durant-james-worthy-did-some-shady-s-to-me/

    Kevin Durant signing with the Warriors was met with widespread “I never would have done that” criticism from former players – many of whom would have done that if they could have.

    But one former great drew special attention from Durant for his hypocrisy.

    Durant on The Bill Simmons Podcast, via CSN Bay Area:

    Simmons then asked Durant: “What’s the best criticism you’ve heard of yourself from the guys on TV?”

    As Durant started to answer, his agent, Rich Kleiman, started to laugh and chimed in.

    “Yo. You know what’s the best story, I’m not gonna name names … tell him the story about how the player came up to you, and you were like, ‘He kept it so real…'”

    Durant: “Do you want me to say his name?”

    Kleiman: “That’s up to you guys.”

    Durant: “Out of his respect to him … but he did kind of do some shady sh*t to me.”

    Durant then shared the following story:

    “We played in Vancouver, first game in a Warriors uniform. And I see James Worthy walking out as I was leaving the game … it’s a legend here. ‘Big Game James.’ I didn’t get to see him play but I just know all about him … I’m a little skeptical at this point to even talk to anybody from the generation before because I don’t even know how they feel about me as a person, as a player because these dudes — they look at me as like, ‘Oh you switching teams, you chasing this, you chasing that.’ So I’m just gonna keep it moving.

    “But he was like, ‘Man. Don’t worry about that stuff. People change jobs every single year, every single day. Don’t worry about that. Just go out there and keep working and go win.’ So I’m like, ‘Man that’s nice.’

    “So I came back home that night and my boy Randy — I was like, ‘Man. James worthy was cool. He showed me so much love. I appreciate that.’ He (Randy) was like, ‘Huh? He was talking so bad about you on TV. He was saying Magic wouldn’t have done that. I wouldn’t have done that…’

    “Yo, stop selling out. Stop selling your brothers out. This is a fraternity. Stop selling us out … stop doing that man, and then come in my face talking that nonsense. I was really fooled with him.”

    We’re obviously hearing only Durant’s side of the story, but I’m glad Durant named Worthy. Why protect him in this situation?
     
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    Todays players can move around all the want, but the whining and crying and being offended about everything has to stop.
     
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    File this under "whatever." These guys are so thin-skinned now.
     
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    Exactly, not sure what the big deal is?
     
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    f*** you, Kev. You lost a fan.
     
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    That's not really true.
     
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    Shady? that wasn't shady.

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    Will the the real shady part please stand up?
     
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    Even if everything happened exactly the way Durant said, I don't get why it's such a big deal to call Worthy out. Oh it's Bill Simmons's podcast? Oh that makes sense.

    Look, the guy is free to move wherever he wants. He's got the right to do it. Everyone else has the right to feel some way about it. Nobody is immune from criticism. If you make a decision like Durant did, knowing it's going to upset some people, just own it and move on. You did what you did, why do you care what anyone else thinks? It's nonsense.

    It's like freedom of speech. Anyone can say things, you have the right to respond and have an opinion as well.
     
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    Worthy is a good guy supporting him privately but James has a job to do
     
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    Durant did something shady to okc...him and coward both spewed all.that loyalty garbage and not everyone had to join forces in la or mia but here he is contradicting himself like a clown
     
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    Pretty much all of this, players need to accept responsibility for their decisions.
     
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    lolol that's it? god these players are such divas. WAHHH EVERYONE DOESN'T LOVE ME

    i used to really like KD but the shady stuff HE pulled in leaving OKC and acting like a baby ever since he got to GS made me lose all respect for him
     
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    Where's Roo to pile on Worthy when you need him? Now THAT is some shady.
     
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    Yeah wonder if BonkScooter is still alive? Or did he die again?

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    dam when did KD turn into such a B#$#Tch
     
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    man, kd better get him some titles, lebron-style, or he's going to be the ultimate heel.
     
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    If this is the clip Durant's friend Randy talked about, he sure misrepresented it.

    After the Magic pairing up comments, Worthy even clarifies, "I don't know. Times have changed. The money has changed. Guys want to win."
     
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    What also changed is the best teams didn't keep getting high draft picks and awesome players. :D

    James was extremely fortunate to walk into this situation. He'd have been great anywhere, but in today's world players have to manufacture situations where they can play together. It's not as simple as it was back then. If James had ended up in Oklahoma City, would he have stayed there his entire career? Who knows?
     
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