Kevin Durant: "I don't need anyone's compliments"
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Kevin Durant is back to talk with Yahoo Sports. The two-time Finals MVP finished the game against Charlotte with 23 points and 6 rebounds in just 27 minutes on the court, shooting 10-of-15 from the field.
The ex Brooklyn thus spoke of his situation at the Nets and of what prompted him to ask to be sold.
He said: "Last year I signed the contract extension, but nobody around me did it. There was too much confusion, I'm happy that things have settled down. I was thinking about who was in the team, we were playing badly and Kyrie asked to be traded.
I knew it wasn't going to end well for us, but I was focused on my duty. I think my play has shown people that I am committed to the franchise. saying go play with Scoot Henderson and win a title and then we'll compliment you.
I don't need your compliments, not Charles Barkley or Shaq. You can also never watch me play again, don't talk to me if you don't like me. I won't stop to do what I do. Everyone has their own opinion but that won't stop me and it won't change the way I approach matches.
As for dragging the team, I don't have to lead any team. What happens we go through it together. Monty Williams is the coach. The General Manager puts the team together, I have to go out on the pitch and play, that's my job."
Kevin Durant was born in Washington on September 29, 1988.
He has a sister, Brianna, and two brothers, Tony and Rayvonne. When Durant was still very young, his father abandoned the family, and this also led to a divorce between his parents. Her grandmother, after her parents separated, helped to raise Durant along with her mother.
Durant, growing up, always cheered on the Toronto Raptors, because he was a fan of Vince Carter, an NBA player. Durant played for many teams in Maryland, where he met many future NBA players, including Michael Beasley, Ty Lawson, Greivis Vásquez, with whom he is still a friend.
Durant started using the number 35 when he was at the AAU, in honor of his coach Charles Craig, who was murdered at the age of 35. According to Forbes magazine in 2014 he was the 7th highest paid sportsman in the world, with 54.1 million dollars.
He has always been very active with regard to charity, especially for the numerous playgrounds built throughout the United States of America and the numerous donations, among which the 10 million dollar one to schools in Maryland, the place where he grew up, stands out.
. A very versatile small forward, Durant is an extremely skilled player in the attacking half, so much so that he is considered one of the greatest strikers in NBA history, but over the years he has also been able to improve in defense, proving himself to be an excellent blocker among other things.