Following the Thunder’s 108-103 loss, Kevin Durant was upset. Upset with the way his team finished, with the way he played and with the fact his guys lost. And he wasn’t shy about talking about Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh.
The two were hit with double-technical fouls in the first quarter after Bosh fouled Harden on a fast break. KD said something to Harden and Bosh jumped in. The two had words and it was over. Until Durant was asked about it in the locker room.
Durant said, “I was talking to my teammate and [Bosh] decided he wanted to put his two cents into it. I am quiet guy, laid back guy, but I’m not going to let nobody talk trash to me. He’s on a good team now so he thinks he can talk a little bit. There are a lot of fake tough guys in this league and he’s one of them.”
And more: “I’m no punk. I wasn’t even talking to him first off. He decided to butt in and I’m not going to just let that slide. Especially in our house. Like I said, he’s not one of those guys I look at and say he has a rap for talking back to guys or getting into it. He’s a nice guy. I’m not going to let that type of person say something to me like that.”
Pretty out of character for KD, but I definitely support it. He’s got his teammates back and he’s not afraid to say what he thought of it. I think the fact that Durant had anything to say at all says a lot about what he thinks. KD is one of the kindest most gentle athletes in the world and for him to go strong like this says he means it.