Kevin Durant fires back at critic of his two championship rings with Warriors
Breaking news: NBA superstar Kevin Durant has logged on.
On the fourth anniversary of Durant opting to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder to sign with the Golden State Warriors, the now-Brooklyn Nets forward spent some of his July 4th on social media, including clapping back at a post comparing Dirk Nowitzki’s 2011 championship ring to his two NBA titles with the Dubs.
“4 years ago today, Kevin Durant joined Golden State Warriors which led to two championships. TRUE OR FALSE: Dirk Nowitzki and Dallas’ 2011 championship run was more valuable than both of KD’s rings,” the @officialnbabuzz account posted on Instagram on Saturday.
KD, as usual, took the bait and responded to the post with a curt and testy message: “Wipe the tears.”
The @officialnbabuzz account responded to Durant’s message: “Kevin Durant is NOT happy that we asked if Dirk’s 2011 ring was more valuable than both of his.”
For what it’s worth, the former NBA MVP sent multiple tweets and posts on Saturday responding to haters who still roast him for teaming up with the Dubs.
Durant won two NBA titles with the Warriors in 2017 and 2018, though he clearly still feels defensive about not receiving enough credit after joining a team that had already won the championship in 2014-15 and went 73-9 in 2015-16.
In 2011, Nowitzki, along with Jason Terry, Jason Kidd and a cast of veterans, led the Dallas Mavericks to an improbable championship, defeating that era’s NBA super team: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat in six games. As one of the more surprising title runs in history, the win famously elevated Nowitzki’s standing among the all-time ranks.
Of course, Durant is already considered among the greatest players in NBA history.