Kevin Durant: ‘I Didn’t Care About Being the King of New York’
Kevin Durant was rumored to doubtlessly be part of Kyrie Irving to play for the New York Knicks final summer time throughout free company. Everyone knows that didn’t occur, as they each went throughout the river to the Brooklyn Nets.
Kevin Durant not too long ago joined JJ Reddick on his podcast “The Previous Man and the Three” to debate his determination to play for the Nets and look again on the thought of taking part in for the Knicks.
“I by no means deliberate on it…the media put that on the market.”
Durant put the rumors to relaxation, saying that taking part in for the Knicks was by no means a part of his plans. He would go on to provide among the causes he by no means deliberate on it.
“I didn’t wish to be the savior of the Knicks or New York. I didn’t care about being the king of New York. That by no means actually moved me. I didn’t care about being on Broadway…I simply wished to play ball and go to the crib and chill. And that’s what Brooklyn embodied.”
To Durant, New York didn’t match his model. The brilliant lights and being within the highlight wasn’t vital to him, as he mentioned. He’s targeted on taking part in basketball and attempting to profitable a championship.
“Brooklyn was every part I’m about. Chill, on the low, all black every part, we quiet, simply concentrate on basketball. There’s no present if you come to our video games. There’s no Madison Sq. Mecca, all of that s**t. We simply going to hoop and construct one thing new in Brooklyn … I felt that manner round February main up till March after which as soon as free company hit, it was time.”
Durant appears to love the concept of beginning one thing new in Brooklyn. Though he can be taking part in simply 5 miles away from Madison Sq. Backyard in New York, he received’t must take care of the New York media and all the expectations that include taking part in for a franchise just like the Knicks. After sitting out all the 2019-20 season recovering from damage, subsequent season we are going to get to see him on the courtroom along with his working mate, Kyrie Irving.