And it’s not limited to fans and the media—even NBA players are still feeling a way.
Portland Trailblazer CJ McCollum had Durant on his Pull Up podcast, and part one was about Durant and DeMarcus Cousins’ decisions to join the Warriors. McCollum is irritated because it makes it a lot harder for every other team in the league to make it past them and compete for a championship.
“Why are you mad about this stuff?” asked Durant in response.
“Bro, I’m in the league,” said McCollum. “What do you mean, ‘Why am I mad about this stuff?’ I’m in the Western Conference. I’ve got to play you M.F.-ers all the time anyway as it is, over and over again. We’ve gotten eliminated by you guys a few times in the first round…”
Durant blatantly tells McCollum that the Blazers aren’t going to win a championship anyway, and that they shouldn’t “worry what’s going on at the top of things.”
Durant was half-kidding until the drama spilled onto Twitter. It started when Barstool Sports asked if it was okay to call Durant a “b*tch.”
While McCollum says it’s too harsh, he does compare it to joining a gang that beat you up two months ago. Durant is rightfully a bit annoyed that McCollum would say such a thing after he did him a favor by doing his podcast. McCollum cleared things up by telling everyone to just chill.
Hey, at least Durant responded from his official account.