Hater? Kevin Durant Has “No Appreciation” For Blake Griffin’s Dunk
Yes, we’re still talking about that monstrous Blake Griffin smash on Kendrick Perkins. I realize that the game was on Monday night but it was just so ridiculous. I’m sure Perkins doesn’t want to see or hear about it anymore. But while we have been ranting and raving about the dunk heard around the Twitterverse, one guy has been terribly unimpressed and his name isn’t Skip Bayless.
Oklahoma City Thunder star forward Kevin Durant doesn’t think the dunk was all that sensational and decided to give it the cold shoulder when ESPN asked about what we all thought was a spectacular jam.
“I have no appreciation for it at all,” said Perkins’ Thunder teammate Kevin Durant. “It was a layup, I think. He threw the ball in and got fouled and made his free throw, so it was three points at the end of the day, no matter how it happened, how it went in the basket. I really wasn’t impressed. He finished it. So what? We’ve moved on.”
Sounds like he has a bit of haterade pumping through his body, doesn’t it? But actually, what Durant was doing was protecting his team and his teammates. Keep in mind, this did happen to his team as they went on to get thumped by the Clippers. Why would he enjoy it?
“He dunks the ball a lot and makes spectacular plays. If it wasn’t against us, maybe I’d say it was a good play, but it was against us, so it was a bad play. I have nothing against Blake, don’t get me wrong. But it was against us, so I’ve got to stick up for my teammate.”
Oh, well that makes sense then. If it wasn’t against his team then he’d probably give it a shout out. Hell, the master of funky dunkonomics,Vince Carter, had no problem saying the dunk was “amazing.” But then again, it wasn’t on his team. I’m sure LeBron wouldn’t have tweeted that about it had it been on his team— or being LeBron, he might have just tweeted about it anyway. But alas, Durant is a competitor to the highest degree. Giving props to a man that demoralized his team is not in his DNA. Is he a hater? Maybe just a little bit, but its all for the love of his team.