Kevin Durant will unlikely consider the Detroit Pistons as a possible destination when he becomes a free agent this coming July. The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar scorer trashed the city of Detroit and former teammate Reggie Jackson on Thursday.
In the 88-82 loss against the Pistons last Tuesday, Durant did not play the game as he was given some rest with the playoffs on the horizon. However, the 27-year-old just undermined a whole city that will not forget what he said.
“They knew I don’t like sitting out so they came to me and were like, ‘Bro, I know you don’t want to sit this one out, but I think it would help.’ So I was like, ‘you don’t have to ask me like that. If you want me to sit out, I’ll sit out.’ I definitely wanted to play. I wanted to play against Detroit for sure, but you know. It’s Detroit. You know, who cares about Detroit?” Durant told Erik Horne of The Oklahoman.
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Nevertheless, the 2014 MVP was unhappy with his ex-teammate Jackson who celebrated his team’s victory. The Thunder traded Jackson to Detroit last season after reportedly falling out with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.
“It was bush league, in my opinion. Jumping up and down, running around. I understand you helped them win the game, but our whole team didn’t play. We’d have beat the hell out of them if we did, you know? I know I don’t talk like that, but it p—– me off. What can I do about it? Some guys are who they are. They won the game. Congrats,” Durant said.
Jackson is on the verge of helping the Pistons make the playoffs for the first time since 2008-09 season. On the other hand, Kevin Durant and the Thunder are sitting third behind the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference standings.
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