TheDavinciCHODE wrote:I can't stand hyperbole.
Modern day gladiators. Get out of here. Gladiators? You mean slaves forced to fight each other, animals, and the elements to THE DEATH?
They're paid MILLIONS of dollars and live the lives of gods, man. Nobody forced KD out there. He's a grown man.
Sucks what happened and he should never have been playing in the series to begin with, but to say he was unfairly influenced is yet another way of try to blame others rather than the person responsible.
Sure, was there media buzz? Of course.
Did his teammates want him out there? Of course.
Did the Warriors want him out there? Of course.
It's his job. It's what he's under contract to do. It's what he's paid tens of millions to do.
He made the decision.
If it were some child who didn't know better or some college student unfairly influenced by agents, nike, his team, his coach, the media, etc, then I'd agree.
But this is a grown man. A super star. One of the best there ever has been or ever will be. This isn't Zion Williamson playing the NCAA tournament, this is Kevin F******* Durant playing the NBA finals.
He made this decision.
KD is not a doctor.
He can't make that decision.
Just like Klay wasn't allowed to play game 3.