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Warriors fans and band Smash Mouth fires back at Browns’ Myles Garrett for jab at Kevin Durant

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Early Thursday morning, Cleveland Browns Defensive End Myles Garrett joined the Ken Carman Show with Anthony Lima, where he discussed a number of topics, including the Golden State Warriors and star forward Kevin Durant. Here’s what he had to say about the now two-time NBA Champion and two-time NBA Finals MVP.

“KD broke the league,” Garrett told ‘The Ken Carman Show with Anthony Lima’ (via Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com) — later expanding on the matter.

“You hopped onto a 73-9 team and he took the easy way out in my mind. It’s different when LeBron left. He went to [Miami to join] Wade and Bosh but it wasn’t something that was already guaranteed, something you already knew was going to have immediate success. [James] had to gel and work things into place.”

“With KD, you just stick him in and he scores. You already knew what they had. They were 73-9 before and you put the second-best player in the world on an already all-time great team and of course you’re going to have success, pretty easy success. Anyone can have an off night and they can still find a way to win.”

While Garrett clearly sounds a bit upset at his team in the Cleveland Cavaliers falling to the Warriors for the second straight NBA Finals, he does have a point. Durant joined a Warriors team that kept it’s core from the 73-9 team and drastically upgraded their small forward position. In adding Durant, the Warriors eliminated a fierce Western Conference competitor in the Oklahoma City Thunder, while also getting the second best player.

Still, Warriors fans will stand for no such slander of their two-time Finals MVP, and even the Smash Mouth Twitter account, which has notably been pro-Warriors, responded to Garrett with a post of their own.

This debate could seriously go on for years, and the more championships Durant’s Warriors win, the more people will criticize him for taking the easy way out by joining Golden State.