Kevin Durant Giving Dion Waiters The Business Proved To Me That I Have Absolutely No Read On Kevin Durant
Will the real Kevin Durant please stand up? I repeat, will the real Kevin Durant please stand up!?! I honestly never know what to expect out of this guy. In fact, I don't even know what I just watched. Pretty sure he just went from smiling ear-to-ear to doubling up Dion Waiters with some derogatory language in about a half second. At first I thought he was kidding, but that second "fuck you" and the chest bump really sold me on his sincerity.
Not that I have a problem with an NBA superstar getting pissy because he got the ball a second later then he wanted it and his job was made slightly more difficult. That's par for the course in professional basketball, but generally I know which personalities to watch at the tee box to see some good old fashioned inter-team dominance established. Kobe used to be a lock for some in-game ridicule. LeBron usually waits until after the game to subtly put them in their place on social media. James Harden is more of a passive guy that just treats his teammates like they are actually invisible when he's upset. But KD? I didn't think he would be one to openly disparage his own, and maybe that's the problem. Maybe I should have expected the unexpected from Kevin Durant.
After all, he's the same guy that went from calling Mark Cuban an idiot in one press conference to responding to a harmless question with a vow of silence just a few nights later. He's the guy that sometimes demands the ball and looks like the most unstoppable player in the world, and other times where he just stands idly by and let's Russell Westbrook shoot the Thunder out of the game. I don't know if his disapproval was an overreaction to Dion Waiters making him look stupid for waving his arms on a play he eventually scored on anyway or if it was his way of demanding excellence. Sadly, because it's Kevin Durant we are talking about, I don't think I ever will.