Kevin Durant On Getting Trolled By Fans After Joining Warriors ‘Michael Jordan Did Not Go Through This’
Kevin Durant might be the most thin-skinned NBA player of all-time. It seems like every week Durant is complaining about Twitter trolls or how the objects to the way the media covers him and this week is no different. Yesterday, Durant spoke to Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report and went on to go on about how Michael Jordan didn’t have to deal with trolls back in the day the same way he has to deal with them every day.
Via Bleacher Report
“I’m a person,” he says. “I’ve got real feelings and I’m not afraid to be vulnerable in front of people who watch us play or that follow the league. It’s f–ked up that you’re saying that stuff about me, because just a couple months before, I was the greatest thing since sliced bread because I was playing for your team. Your team is on TV every day, playing late into the playoffs and you get to brag about how good your city is to some other people around the country. It was all good when I was doing something for you. It was all good when I was representing you. Now I decided to take my career in my hands and I’m a ‘bitch’? That’s confusing … because some people that I’d seen that cheered for me, people that I actually talked to, the faces they were giving me, the tone they had when they looked at me, it was weird.
“If I [respond], it’s: ‘No, you’re sensitive. Shut up. You’re supposed to take it. Everybody did it. Michael went through it.’ I’m like, hold up. Michael Jordan did not go through this. You know what Michael Jordan went through? Reading the paper and it says, ‘Oh, Michael Jordan was 7-for-33 the night before, how the f–k is he going to bounce back?’ That’s criticism. Criticism is not, ‘_____, you moved to _____, you’re a bitch, a coward.’ That’s not criticism. Criticism is calling me Mr. Unreliable and bouncing back the next night.”
I like Kevin Durant and I think he’s a talented player but does he think that it was easy for Jordan to roll up in the Garden and be a fucking bad ass. Did anyone ever try to poison Kevin Durant’s food? Even LeBron dealt with being hated by everyone in the country for four season in Miami like a fucking champ. While I do think KD has been treated unfairly by fans nearly every famous professional who is at the top of their game has dealt with their fair share of haters.