Kevin Durant and Draymond Green had their infamous on-court spat in 2018 that many saw as the first big crack in the Golden State Warriors dynasty.
In their sit-down interview back in August, Durant and Green rehashed the incident and how it ultimately affected KD's decision to leave the Warriors. Surprisingly, KD claimed it wasn't the beef itself that pushed him away, but the way Steve Kerr, Bob Myers and the front office handled things.
“It wasn’t the argument,” the former Warriors star said. “It was the way that everybody … Steve Kerr acted like it didn’t happen. Bob Myers tried to just discipline you and think that would put a mask over everything. I really felt that was such a big situation for us as a group, the first time we went through something like that. We had to get that shit all out.”
Green was fully in agreement with his former teammate's take on the matter, claiming that Steve Kerr and the Warriors decision-makers dropped the ball with how to manage it.
“In my opinion, they f–ked it up,” Green said.
“I think so, too,” Durant said.
Now more than a month later, Steve Kerr was finally asked by The Athletic's Tim Kawakami on his TK Show about the eye-opening claim made by his current and former Warriors stars.
“I’m going to chalk this one up (to the fact) that I recognize that you have to ask that question — and by the same token, I don’t have to answer it,” Kerr said with a laugh. “So we’re going to move on to the next question.”
Smart decision, Steve. The Warriors coach undoubtedly has his own side to defend himself, but there's no reason for him to bring it up now. Ultimately, the consequences from those past events have already come to fruition.
What's interesting is that Kevin Durant brought up the infamous Scottie Pippen meltdown on the Chicago Bulls back in 1994 and claimed that was how things should have been handled – with the team calling out their star player.
“The whole team, in the locker room, said, ‘Scottie, that was f–ked up that you did that.’ We needed that. We just needed to throw all that s—t on the table and say, ‘Yo, Dray and K, that was f–ked up that we had to go through that. Let’s just wipe our hands of that and go finish the task.
You know who was on that team? Steve Kerr. There's little doubt the Warriors coach would have had something juicy to say on the matter, but maybe this is something we'll have to wait another five years for.