If Anthony Davis and Kevin Durant made love and had a child, that youngster would grow up to resemble Giannis Antetokounmpo physically, claimed Jay Williams on a Get Up segment from 2019.
Shortly after that hypothetical love child was broadcasted to the masses, Kevin Durant approached Williams at a holiday party and allegedly said:
“Don’t you ever, EVER, compare me to Giannis.”
The ESPN analyst kept that interaction in his back pocket until Tuesday morning, following the Nets 125-86 bamboozling of the Bucks to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semis.
"Kevin Durant comes up to me and says, 'Yo, don't you ever, EVER compare me to Giannis."'
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) June 8, 2021
Durant, following a 32 point performance in just 3 quarters, was not happy with Williams airing out their private exchange, and went as far to call the entire story a “fucking lie.”
“This a Fuckin lie. Jay Williams can NEVER speak for me, ever…,” Durant wrote in the comments of the Instagram post above.
KD then took to one of his own Twitter accounts to blast Williams to his 18.9 million Twitter followers.
Mans will do anything to advance their careers in this media shit, wanting to be accepted by an industry that will dispose of you whenever they please. Keep me out all that corny ass talk about whos better and legacy and all that dumb ass shit. I don’t even talk like that
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) June 8, 2021
Publicly, Durant has shown nothing but love for Giannis, in 2017 going as far to say that the Greek Freak could be the “best ever” to play in the NBA and that it’s “guaranteed” that the Bucks’ star will be the NBA MVP someday. Giannis has secured the MVP award in two of the three seasons since KD predicted this.
“I like long, athletic guys,” Durant said in a Q&A for readers of Fast Company in 2017. “That’s just who I am. The Greek Freak I think is a force, and I’ve never seen anything like him. And his ceiling is probably … he could end up being the best player to ever play if he really wanted to. That’s pretty scary to think about. But he’s by far my favorite player to watch.”
Jay Williams is one of my favorite NBA analysts, but there’s a lot of evidence out there to suggest that his holiday party story is faker than Saint Nick.