Kevin Durant says Draymond's on-court explosion impacted his free agency decision | First Take

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  • Published on:  Thursday, October 31, 2019
  • Kevin Durant shares with Stephen A. Smith how he felt about the infamous incident with Draymond Green and admits the altercation played a part in his decision to leave the Warriors.
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  • Tony Anello
    Tony Anello  3 hours ago

    His Nets excuse is pathetic. He went there for 1 reason. Because he wanted to expand his show (The Boardroom) in a major media market without having to deal with the expectations for leading a franchise (the Knicks) that have been begging for a leader. You think it's a coincidence that the two biggest whiners about the media, Kyrie and KD, chose to leave playoff teams and good organizations for BROOKLYN??????

  • Andre Roestenberg

    KD seems arrogant, they keep blowing smoke up his a $$. You are the greatest, best ever,,,come on, give this guy more to.add to his ego....you play basketball,,,wow...I'm impressed...smh

  • govind s
    govind s  yesterday

    Nba sports coverage sucks

  • ninjedi
    ninjedi  3 days ago

    summary: "i left coz im angry"

  • Digos HNDRXX
    Digos HNDRXX  5 days ago

    I call bullshit on KD blaming draymond or the warriors organization...it’s just a scapegoat and the easiest answer that the fans and media will believe. I don’t think he’s ever said the real reason and won’t ever.

  • Mario Alvarado
    Mario Alvarado  6 days ago

    I am going to miss Kevin Durant playing for the Warriors.

  • Jay Cee
    Jay Cee  7 days ago +2

    KD what a class act coming on a national sports show in sweatshirt

  • Chance Delgado
    Chance Delgado  7 days ago

    Soft

  • Ernest Sill
    Ernest Sill  7 days ago

    Kd were suppose to be a boxer, not nba player.

  • Lee Joseph
    Lee Joseph  7 days ago

    YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO RUB IT IN !!! LOL !!!
    Steven A. Smith is a real funny guy... Lol

  • James Walsh
    James Walsh  7 days ago

    He did not master the "team" game. He is an iso ball star. He transformed the Warriors from a great team into a team with great players. In the "end", without the iso ball star they had grown to rely on, they lost their greatness. They became defensible. This dynamic was most evident on the highly discussed play against the Clippers. On the court Draymond was right on the play. He pushed the ball upcourt (one tactic that made the Warriors indefensible). If Durant had sprinted upcourt to HIS spot (we know this spot from previous Championships) , the defense would not have collapsed on Draymond and would have attempted to cover Durant, Steph and Klay perhaps doubling one or two of them. This would have left the lane clear to drive or if defenders made a wrong move and left one of them wide open. Durant took all of those choices away when he stood there clapping his hands as if he alone could win the game. This became the Warriors poison. Durant also affected the debth of the team. The Warriors earlier makeup started with a talented veteran bench. Durants addition limited this value. This and the wear and tear of playing two extra months five straight years all added up.

  • Kyle Black
    Kyle Black  14 days ago

    KD lyin. He joined the Nets to prove he can win himself and he knows it.

  • YTEuropeHD Gaming
    YTEuropeHD Gaming  14 days ago

    Draymond: We don't need you KD!

    Warriors: 4-15

  • James Winny
    James Winny  14 days ago +1

    The man, the myth the 7 footer, the unguardable, the softest and most sensitive player in the history of the NBA, Ladies and gentlemen Kevin “snowflake” Durant.

  • CHEEZEE
    CHEEZEE  14 days ago

    He’s definitely too cocky

  • dd9dda9453 David
    dd9dda9453 David  14 days ago

    Kevin is the guy who just want to play basketball,you still didn’t get it?

  • Ueno Ocean
    Ueno Ocean  14 days ago

    ...OKC to Warriors move upset people... Basketball universe is fans again now he plays for Brooklyn... Who is Draymond Green...Durant will score 60pts on him...

  • Edward Jaye
    Edward Jaye  14 days ago

    And let me tell you why..
    -stephen a.

  • Beti Deru
    Beti Deru  14 days ago

    KD is # 1 🔥🔥✊

  • Just Bobby
    Just Bobby  14 days ago

    It was never about “putting Russell in his place..”, It was ALWAYS about being as outstanding as him. KD is very lackadaisical. He’s nonchalant in certain situations. You can see it in his body language and even some games 🤷🏻‍♂️ He doesn’t have a killer instinct for the game of basketball. He’ll do well enough, and that’s it.