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Nets star Kevin Durant dunks on more haters degrading Warriors rings

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Brooklyn Nets star forward Kevin Durant has never shied away from going right at fans attempting to degrade his legacy.

The former NBA MVP and two-time champion had some words for a Twitter user claiming he took the “easy route” on his way to two championship rings with the Golden State Warriors:

Another fan followed by saying Durant will never be held in the same esteem as other greats because of his decision to join the Warriors. But KD would not take the bait, judging by the response:

It seems unlikely fans will ever let Kevin Durant’s decision to join the Dubs go when it comes to assessing his legacy.

Yet, it is equally imperative to remember just how dominant KD was during his Warriors stint, especially during the playoffs.

The mercurial superstar came up big in the first Finals series of his career, averaging 35.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 5.4 assists while shooting 55.6 percent from the floor and 47.4 percent from beyond the arc in 2017.

Durant was equally unstoppable during Golden State’s 2017-18 playoff run, and he capped things off by averaging 28.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 2.3 blocks in a four-game sweep of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

It would be a vastly different scenario if Durant “coasted” while guys like Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson starred in the Finals. Clearly, that was never the case during Durant’s time in Golden State.

Durant has said numerous times he plays for the enjoyment of the game and has always strived to improve on his skills. The 32-year-old knows his worth and impact on the game, even if fans continue to chide him or put asterisks next to his achievements.

Kevin Durant will try to add to his legacy by bringing the Nets to championship glory alongside Kyrie Irving, with Steve Nash in place as the head coach.