So we've finally put to rest the entire notion of Kevin Durant going literally anywhere else in free agency, right? I mean why else would we go a week and a half without discussing his potential destinations for the first time all season. It has to be that rational thought has managed to take over. There's no way this guy would survive in any real city. He's struggling to handle the media in the NBA equivalent of Pleasantville, USA. He just responded to one of the most innocuous questions I have ever heard a journalist ask with the general demeanor of a guilty 6 year old that's too ashamed to look his mother in the eye. I can't even imagine how poorly this exchange would have went down if it was in front of media personalities that don't make it a point to mind their manners.
You want this guy to go "home" to play in Washington? Ha! Everyone knows that the people that know you best are the most critical. Los Angeles? If Kevin Durant acted like a stubborn child in front of a microphone then accidentally tuned into LA sports radio for five minutes he would need a live-in therapist. Never mind New York. For KD to survive as a Knick the franchise would have to keep a blanket for him to hide his head under on hand at every post game press conference. They would need to write all their questions on a napkin and give Durant the option to circle the answer that best suits his feelings at that particular moment. Boston? I can't even fathom him trying to go back and forth with a Masshole. They would need to hire Charlie Villanueva full time solely to spend two minutes prior to every interview getting Durant's blood boiling just enough to get through an interaction without giving someone the silent treatment.
One of the top 5 players in professional basketball just saw his team get their doors blown off and then told a room full of reporters "I'm not telling you" like they don't know what it's like to embarrass themselves on a relatively public platform. He should sign a lifetime contract with the Thunder, because anyone that's ever been accused of having an attitude would eat this guy alive.