Tracy McGrady adds to the Kevin Durant critics
It’s been more than three months since Kevin Durant announced his decision to bring his talents to the Golden State Warriors, but he is still getting criticism for it. The Warriors and their players are tuning out any and all critics who have understandably hammered Durant for his “easy-way out” decision.
“I could have left Boston years ago but I stuck it out,” said Pierce. “I just feel like when you’re that close as a competitor, you don’t go join the team that just pushed you out. That’s just me personally but we’re living in a day and time where there’s a new generation. Guys I don’t think they are as hungry or competitive as my generation was, and that’s why you’ll probably see more of that.”
Now, former seven-time all-star Tracy McGrady also chimed in on Durant’s move to the team that just won 73 regular season games but fell in the NBA Finals. Making a special appearance on ESPN’s First Take, the 37-year-old discussed why he considers Durant’s decision the weakest for any NBA superstar.
No, not at all. I like parity. I like competition. I like for the superstars to be spread out and going against each other. I would say that Kevin Durant going to the Golden State Warriors is a no-no. I don’t understand that.
McGrady was also asked, by Stephen A. Smith, about joining forces with Grant Hill in Orlando during the early 2000’s.
In early August, McGrady also had this to say about Durant’s move.
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) August 2, 2016
Durant’s move to the Bay Area will be a topic of debate for years to come and will not simmer down even if he wins a title with the Warriors this year. McGrady made it a point to say that he wasn’t hating on Durant, just voicing his opinion on the matter like a lot of other former players and analysts.