Durant: “Do you regret leaving Golden State? Not at all.”

Durant drew a line on his question.

Kevin Durant of the Phoenix Suns revealed his thoughts through an interview with Fox Sports on the 14th (hereinafter Korean time).

Durant made the somewhat shocking decision to leave Oklahoma City for Golden State in the summer of 2016. With Durant joining a strong team that had 73 victories in the regular season alone, they became an unstoppable team, and Golden State became champions for the second year in a row. 

In his third season at Golden State, Durant missed a three-pit in the aftermath of injuries to key players. His choice in the free agent market was a transfer, not a stay at Golden State. This time, he moved to the Brooklyn Nets and teamed up with Kyrie Irving and others.

However, in Brooklyn, he failed to raise the team performance worthy of the name. In the 2020-2021 season, when even James Harden joined the team and made the Big 3, he was eliminated in the second round, and in the last season, which had a lot of noise, he collapsed with a 4-game loss to Boston in the first round.

After Durant left, Golden State suffered a great ordeal, but succeeded in a surprising rebound. As a result, he became the champion again after 4 years of last season. At the same time, Durant’s victory took place only in Golden State, which was a well-equipped team, and there were experts who expressed the opinion that the leader’s ability to lead the team alone was insufficient. 

Years later, how does Durant feel about his decision to leave Golden State? In an interview that day, he was asked if he regretted leaving Golden State.

“Damn it, not at all,” Durant said. “I don’t regret any of the choices I made. I don’t regret my time in the league as I feel like I’m maximizing my abilities every day as a player. So I can take that part regardless of the outcome. I won’t say that what I’m doing is a failure at all. I could lose all 82 games in a season, but it means that I can play basketball with all my teammates playing hard. It will happen,” he said.

Durant has been called the most sensitive player in the league. He has been caught working with a double account on social media, and when opinions differ from his own, he actively refutes them. However, Durant drew a line against the criticism that he was sensitive to the press.

Durant said, “There are many players who actively communicate through social media, such as Damian Lillard, Draymond Green, and LeBron James. “Because I joined 73-win Golden State. People still don’t like that and for some reason want to silence me.”

Born in 1988, Durant’s prime period is realistically limited. He wants to be able to end his career on his own instead of injury or other problems.

“I want to end my career voluntarily,토토사이트” Durant said. “I don’t want to leave the league because of injury or other factors. I just want to have fun every day and have hope. And when the time comes, I want to make my own decision to retire.”

This season, Durant took on the biggest challenge of his career. In Phoenix, Durant will challenge again to the top by collaborating with Chris Paul and Devin Booker. How will this playoffs end for Durant?

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