I'm Fine With Kevin Durant Winning A Championship, As Long As It Gets Him To Take Off His Damn Gold Medal
There's no denying the fact that I was someone who was stood adamantly in defiance of Kevin Durant's decision to join the team that just embarrassed his former team in free agency. I understood that it was his right to do so, but it felt like he was taking the easy way out. Well, guess what? I have had a change of heart. No, I don't really have more respect for Kevin Durant or anything like that. However, I do finally understand why he did what he did. The guy is literally dying to be viewed as a winner.
The fact that he's not eats at his insides. The feeling of insecurity that is a complete byproduct of not having an NBA championship ring is the driving force behind everything he does, says, and wears. You don't have to take my word for it, because his wardrobe choice for a Monday Night Football game that took place damn near a month after the Olympics ended speaks volumes. I don't say this often, but Draymond Green - in his "infinite wisdom" - is EXACTLY right. It's an absolutely ASININE move to wear your Gold medal anywhere that's not a public appearance predicated solely on the fact that your a Gold medal winner. Donning your international award around your neck when it's not asked of you is - without a doubt - thee most self conscious act these eyes have ever seen. A maneuver that makes the kid rocking his intramural championship tee so much that the iron-on letters are falling off before the next season even begins look like he's been there before.
That's why I am now fine with the Golden State Warriors sleep walking their way to title. Not because it's going to provide entertaining basketball, but because achieving the ultimate goal will finally rid KD of his undying need to remind people that he's not a complete loser by - ironically enough - doing something that makes him look like complete loser. Christ Kevin, don't you realize you're making your country look bad by dwelling on a win that was basically a forgone conclusion?
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