OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors brazen Kevin Durant is prepared to play his former team, a Oklahoma City Thunder, though he isn’t adult for divulging a inlet of his relations with players on that team.
“I got a question: Why do we caring so much?” a 2017 Finals MVP pronounced when a contributor asked him if he talks to former teammates when they hold down in a Bay Area.
He concurred that there are a lot of players on a stream Thunder register who weren’t there when Durant called Oklahoma City home.
Tuesday night’s competition during Oracle Arena will be Durant’s fourth diversion opposite a Russell Westbrook-led Thunder. The Warriors are 4-1 opposite OKC given Durant assimilated them, though he sat out one of a wins final deteriorate while recuperating from a knee injury.
Durant says he is fatigued by questions centered on generating quotes about how cold he is with members of a Thunder.
“Yeah, since it’s not even about a game,” he said. “It’s about a personal s—. We can speak about basketball for a second if y’all want.”
The 6-foot-11 brazen is averaging 33.5 points and 8.2 rebounds in those 4 games contra Oklahoma City.
“I’m already prepared to play, already vehement to play,” he said. “I only don’t get adult for marquee games; we only try to get improved each time we step on a court. That’s what I’m vehement about.”
The sole detriment he has gifted opposite them came during Chesapeake Energy Arena this season. The Nov. 23 diversion was filled with emotions, and it featured a impulse in that Durant and Westbrook were forehead-to-forehead articulate trash.
It resulted in a 17-point blowout with Westbrook going for 34 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists.
Durant pronounced after that diversion that he began looking during a Thunder as only another opponent.
“We don’t play them as much,” Durant said. “I’ve been in a joining for so prolonged now [that] each diversion to me is an event to step on a justice and do what we adore to do a many and ideal my qualification and get better.”
Golden State, that has a best record in a NBA, binds an 11½-game lead in a Western Conference standings over Oklahoma City, that has mislaid 4 true games.