Kevin Durant Reveals Why He Doesn’t Care About Legacy in the NBA

Kevin Durant Reveals Why He Doesn’t Care About Legacy in the NBA

Edwin Kiplagat
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:29 PM
  • Kevin Durant has revealed he doesn't care about legacy in the NBA anymore
  • The Phoenix Suns star is one of the most criticized players in the NBA and many people have questioned his legacy
  • Durant will go down as one the greatest players of all-time

Phoenix Suns star Kevin Durant has said he doesn't care about his legacy in the NBA anymore.

Durant has come under heavy criticism in the last few years for switching teams. He, however, doesn't care about what people say anymore.

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Kevin Durant #35 of the Phoenix Suns speaks with the media following the NBA game. Photo by Christian Petersen.
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Durant shocked the basketball world when he joined the 73-9 Golden State Warriors in 2016 from the Oklahoma City Thunder. Many basketball fans were not happy with that decision.

He went on to win two NBA titles in 2017 and 218, per Bleacher Report.

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However, his mindset shifted after making that controversial move. The veteran forward has had many heated exchanges with fans and analysts about some of his decisions.

Durant opens up about legacy

According to the Athletic, the only thing that matters to the 2014 MVP is playing basketball and family.

“I don’t care about legacy...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.”

Whatever you think of Durant, his legacy as one of the game's greatest-ever players is locked. He has demonstrated plenty of times why he can be unstoppable on the court.

If he wins another title with the Suns, He will be seen as one of the best players and he surely will be remembered as such.

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.

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Edwin Kiplagat
Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.