Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant sat down with former Golden State Warriors teammate Draymond Green and discussed how they believe Warriors coach Steve Kerr and team president/general manager Bob Myers mishandled the fallout from the players’ argument that would ultimately lead to the Durant departing the team following the 2018-2019 season to join the Nets.
According to an interview during Green’s new show ‘Chips’ posted on Bleacher Report, Durant and Green both said they believed that Kerr and Myers were at fault for the way they handled the players’ emotional back-and-forth on the court that would make it’s way into the locker room following a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers back on November 12th, 2018.
“It wasn’t the argument,” Durant told Green about his departure. “It was the way that everybody — Steve Kerr — acted like it didn’t happen. Bob Myers tried to just discipline you [Green] and think that would put the mask over everything.”
“‘Y’all are about to f— this up,'” Green said he told them. “I said, ‘The only person that can make this right is me and K [Durant]. And there is nothing that y’all can do, and y’all are going to f— this up.’ And in my opinion, they f—ed it up.” Responded Durant: “I think so too.”
Durant also discussed how he saw parallels between the Warriors dynamic and the breakup of the Chicago Bulls dynasty that was documented during “The Last Dance”.
“I remember watching ‘The Last Dance,’ and when Scottie [Pippen] didn’t go into the game, the whole team in the locker room said, ‘Scottie, that was f—ed up that you did that.’ We needed that. We just needed to throw all of that s— on the table and say, ‘Yo Dray, K, that was f—ed up that we even had to go through that.’
“Let’s just wipe our hands with that and go finish the task. … I didn’t think we did that. We just tried to dance around it. I just didn’t like, just the vibe between all of that, it just made s— weird to me.”