Kevin Durant: You Lean On Your Love For The Game In Times Of Adversity

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Kevin Durant: You Lean On Your Love For The Game In Times Of Adversity 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:51 pm

The Golden State Warriors realized they needed to give Kevin Durant some space following his Nov. 12 altercation with Draymond Green.


“I just try to stay focused on ball and lose myself in the game,” Durant told The Athletic. “There were times where I don’t shoot the ball well, times where the game doesn’t go my way, but I try to get lost in the game to get through a time like that. Adversity happens everywhere, happens to teams, and we rallied around it. It happens, and you lean on your love for the game.


“Over the course of the year, sometimes it’s tough to go to practice, tough stretches on long road trips. You run into obstacles and you just get through it.”


Durant's old coaches and friends told him to focus on his work.


“People I lean on told me to stay centerfield with my thoughts and my feelings,” Durant explained. “I received so many people reaching out; my former coaches saying to stay centered, stay measured, stay pushing forward and keeping my foot on the gas. At that time, we were losing games, and people were banged up, so it’s easy to go the other way when you’re searching for answers. It was about staying positive and going to work.


“As players, we’re artists. How we express ourselves is on the basketball court. When you’ve played ball so long for so much, it’s about continuing to find ways to express myself verbally instead of always using the basketball court. Every ballplayer speaks and tells you what they’ve been through through how they play on the basketball court. That’s the beauty of the game, what I’m in love with.


“I like basketball 100 percent. The other (expletive) is aight.”

Via Shams Charania/The Athletic

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Re: Kevin Durant: You Lean On Your Love For The Game In Times Of Adversity 

Post#2 » by GBPackers47 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:24 pm

looking forward to the first week where a KD story isn't in the headlines on this site...
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Post#4 » by Lalouie » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:52 pm

he rediscovered his love for the game @gsw and there he'll stay
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Post#5 » by LofJ » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:52 pm

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Re: Kevin Durant: You Lean On Your Love For The Game In Times Of Adversity 

Post#6 » by ThunderBolt » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:06 pm

“I just try to stay focused on the the ball and lose myself in the game”...and then proceed to log on to burner accounts when the clock hits zero.

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Post#7 » by ThunderBolt » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:07 pm

Any KD may have had much more success in the court in GS, no one in the world believes this guy is happy.
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Post#8 » by spikeslovechild » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:21 pm

If he could handle adversity he would never have jointed the GSW in the first place.
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Post#9 » by TMU » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:29 pm

Dude needs to stop talking.
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Re: Kevin Durant: You Lean On Your Love For The Game In Times Of Adversity 

Post#10 » by BombsquadSammy » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:29 pm

I love the NBA and respect the achievements and abilities of its players, but very few of these guys have to overcome real adversity in the context of their careers as NBA players, and Durant isn't one of them.
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Re: Kevin Durant: You Lean On Your Love For The Game In Times Of Adversity 

Post#11 » by t-rexCity » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:08 am

Artist? Lol this dude is not happy. He sounds like hes hurting. Can someone give this man a hug already? Is he gonna cry next?
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Re: Kevin Durant: You Lean On Your Love For The Game In Times Of Adversity 

Post#12 » by Pennebaker » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:19 am

What a phony. He's leaning on that championship team he joined that already had the leagues mvp and coach of the year on it.

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