Team USA is just days away from their first game of the tournament at the Tokyo Olympics, and yet they might still be working out the kinks. That’s what it looked like when Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant had bit of a disagreement with Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo during practice.
Kevin Durant was seen knocking down a corner triple during what looked to be a Team USA shootaround. Fully expecting the ball back after hitting the shot, the former MVP called out to Adebayo, who claimed that the one in his possession was a different ball. Try and see for yourself in the clip below:
Not @Bam1of1 breaking basketball law. @KDTrey5 wasn’t having it 😆
🎥 @FIBA pic.twitter.com/ny5cPzWsaI
— Greydy (@GreydyDiaz) July 22, 2021
Given how the camera wasn’t exactly getting every inch of the action, it’s tough to tell who was right. We might be getting some instant replay installed at Team USA practices going forward if this keeps happening. KD saw the clip on Twitter and called out Bam once again for not respecting his green bean.
Dog seen me knock down the corner three and proceeds to work on his ball handling with the ball I green bean’d wit. Bro gotta learn some respect @Bam1of1 https://t.co/OX4YeJLa5k
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) July 22, 2021
Bam Adebayo didn’t take long to respond to his Team USA teammate. The Heat star clapped back at KD claiming that the former MVP is definitely capping.
Stop Lying @KDTrey5 😐. You Saw @Dame_Lillard Take Your Rock. You Just Tried To Little Bro Me 🖕🏾 https://t.co/D8itKlecs6
— 13am Adebayo💥 (@Bam1of1) July 22, 2021
In all likelihood, this is probably all just light-hearted fun. But in the event that it’s not, let’s just hope Team USA’s stars figure all this stuff out before the games start to matter.