Kevin Durant just dunked hard on somebody, and it wasn’t on the basketball court. The Brooklyn Nets star was furious over a quote aired by ESPN reporter Jay Williams that claimed that he was disgusted to be compared to Milwaukee Bucks franchise player Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The quote in question was mentioned in a story Williams recalled from when Giannis was just starting to emerge as a star in the NBA. He had compared Antetokounmpo to Durant on his show earlier that day, and he claims that the Nets star confronted him at the club demanding him never to compare the Bucks star to him:
But Kevin Durant wasn’t having it. The Nets star commented on an Instagram post where he saw the quote just moments after the ESPN segment aired. Then next he retweeted a post depicting him calling out the quote from Williams as a lie:
Kevin Durant calls 🧢 pic.twitter.com/DgwD02s7vI
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) June 8, 2021
But Durant wasn’t done there. Fresh off a demolition of Giannis’ Bucks to take a 2-0 Nets lead in the series, KD outright flamed Williams on Twitter. He accused Jay Williams of trying to further his career by making up controversial quotes:
“Mans will do anything to advance their careers in this media shit, wanting to be accepted by an industry that will dispose of you whenever they please. Keep me out all that corny ass talk about whos better and legacy and all that dumb ass shit. I don’t even talk like that.”
The truth about the quote will probably never see the light of day. Perhaps KD did mention something to Williams, but it could indeed be fabricated as well. But one thing’s for certain: Kevin Durant is not happy about it. It’ll be interesting to see if he talks to Giannis about it at all to clear the air during Nets-Bucks Game 3.