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Chris Broussard of Fox Sports is paid to put his takes on sports out into the world. Some people love his takes. Some hate his takes. And some of those people are the ones the takes are actually about.
Warriors star Kevin Durant, currently sidelined with a calf injury, saw one of Broussard’s tweets Monday morning. The tweet linked off to an episode of Broussard’s radio show entitled, “If Warriors win title without KD, does that diminish his 2 rings?”
“Right now, Kevin Durant’s worst nightmare is coming to pass,” Broussard said on the show. “… This is why it’s KD’s worst nightmare. … If people were already belittling, to a degree, the two championships that Kevin Durant has won with Golden State, what in the world do you think they’re gonna think of those two championships if — and it may be a big if — the Golden State Warriors win it all without him?”
In case you couldn’t parse that, Broussard is suggesting that Durant’s previous championships would somehow be tainted by the Warriors winning without him this season. Understandably, this got Durant a little heated.
“I see a little exaggeration there buddy, my worst nightmare??” Durant commented on the post. “U sure that this is the worst that it can get???”
He wasn’t the only person annoyed by the suggestion Durant’s years-long contributions to the team’s success would somehow be diminished.
“Man fu*% them,” teammate Andre Iguodala replied in the thread.
Broussard replied to Durant’s criticism, but didn’t back down from his analysis. “It’s a figure of speech,” he tweeted. “But folks get the meaning…”
Durant is currently sitting out the Western Conference Finals after straining his right calf during the Warriors’ Game 5 win over the Rockets in the conference semifinals. The timeline for his return is unclear.
“He’s coming along well, and if he continues to improve at the rate he’s improving now, we’re confident he’ll be back,” coach Steve Kerr said on Friday. “We just don’t know when.”
The Warriors, up 3-0, take on the Trail Blazers Monday at 6 p.m. For those looking ahead — or trying to guess if KD will be back in time — the NBA Finals are scheduled to start May 30.
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