Kevin Durant: Phoenix Suns Superstar Sends Powerful Message to His Critics

Kevin Durant: Phoenix Suns Superstar Sends Powerful Message to His Critics

Edwin Kiplagat
  • Kevin Durant has said he doesn't care about critics anymore
  • The Phoenix Suns star received heavy criticism after joining the Golden State Warriors from the Oklahoma City Thunder
  • At 34, Durant is looking to win his third NBA title with the Suns after recovering from an ankle injury

Ever since Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the 73-9 Golden State Warriors, he received widespread criticism from fans.

The Phoenix Suns star now thinks it is pointless to engage with fans since they are not honest anymore.

Kevin Durant, Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors, Oklahoma City Thunder
Durant has struggled with injuries this season. Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE.
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Many fans still consider Durant's move to a team that knocked the Thunder out of the playoffs as a weak move. He went on to win two NBA titles and two NBA Finals MVP awards but left after three seasons.

Durant went on to join the Brooklyn Nets but left after close to four years, signing with the Suns before the February 9 NBA trade deadline.

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The 34-year-old star has been accused by analysts and fans on his decisions of switching teams.

Durant's message to critics

At this stage of his career, the 2014 MVP said he doesn't care about his legacy. He may not, but fans have refused to let go, per the Athletic.

“Nowadays, I truly, truly don’t care. I truly just want to go out there and produce, be the best that I could be, go home, hang with my family, that’s it.”

Durant is playing at an elite level, but he's been plagued by injuries this year. Regardless of the latter, he's averaging 29.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 43 games this season.

He has accepted that he can't argue with fans.

"When some fan says, ‘KD, I don’t like how you did this.’ I can’t be upset at that. That’s your view and how you look at the league. I just learned how to accept that, move forward and be the best me.”

When it's all said and done, Durant will definitely go down as one of the best scorers to ever play the game.

Durant makes Suns home debut

Sports Brief earlier reported on Durant finally making his home debut for the Suns after recovering from an ankle sprain sustained earlier this month.

The two-time NBA champion scored 16 points in the Suns’ 107-100 win.

He returns at a time when the Suns are gearing up for the playoffs. The remaining games will allow Durant to build some chemistry with his teammates.