Kevin Durant makes shocking confession about Draymond Green spat while with Warriors
However, Durant said on J.J. Redick’s podcast, “The Old Man and the Three,” that he believes the argument actually helped the pair grow as teammates.
“Me and Draymond, we got better after that actually,” Durant said of the Warriors drama, via Dalton Johnson of NBC Sports Bay Area. “I felt like I was more locked into the team after that. I felt like he understood me more because we sat down and talked about that whole situation.”
The incident in question happened at the end of regulation, with Green dribbling down the floor and failing to get a shot off after rebounding a Lou Williams miss.
Durant could be seen clapping vehemently after Green secured the rebound, demanding the opportunity to win the game. He let Green know about it when the Warriors returned to the bench, leading to a heated argument in the huddle.
Green eventually had to be separated by DeMarcus Cousins, but not before appearing to call Durant a “b***h.”
The argument made waves because of Durant’s impending free agency, as well as his reluctance to speak with media regarding his future. However, Durant felt the run-in was crucial in terms of establishing common ground.
Indeed, Durant steadily asserted his dominance over the course of the year, especially in the Warriors’ first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers. Both KD and Dray actually seemed to raw energy from one another in that series.
Of course, Durant never had the opportunity to finish the season after rupturing his Achilles. He subsequently left the Warriors for Brooklyn in free agency.
Still, Kevin Durant put an end to the notion he and Draymond Green have any beef.