Kevin Durant’s mom defends his move to Golden State after Adam Silver’s negative comments about the decision
It seems like everybody has an opinion on Kevin Durant‘s decision to play for the Golden State Warriors. J.J. Redick thinks everybody needs to relax, Stephen A. Smith maintains that Durant made the weak decision, and Adam Silver has stated that he doesn’t believe it’s beneficial for the league.
Out of all of the comments out there from other NBA players, league executes, and members of the media, Silver’s remarks upset KD’s mom, Wanda, the most. She was so irked that she spoke to the commissioner personally about the matter.
Now, Silver’s stance has eased up a bit. From Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com:
“The one thing I have learned, I was just talking to Kevin Durant’s mom, every situation is different,” Silver told cleveland.com on the red carpet in Los Angeles prior to the ESPYS Wednesday. “This was a team in Golden State where they have three all-stars who were all drafted. A team that’s under the cap. And one free agent, who also happens to be a superstar, makes a decision to go to that team. It’s very different than if multiple players from different teams had come together and said let’s all land on yet a completely different team.
“Every situation is unique, and these players have difficult decisions to make,” Silver said. “Of course they want to win. I’m sure it was very difficult for him to leave the Oklahoma City community. Look at the incredible things he’s done there over the years. So these decisions are always difficult, and these are young men. It’s a lot of responsibility.”
I would love to hear exactly what Wanda Durant said to Silver. You have to respect her ability to defend her son.
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