KD, Inexperienced blame Kerr, GM for Warriors breakup

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Kevin Durant and Draymond Green each blamed Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr and group president/common supervisor Bob Myers for mishandling the fallout from the gamers’ argument that in the end contributed to Durant leaving the group following the 2018-19 season.

In an interview posted Wednesday on Bleacher Report, Durant and Inexperienced each mentioned they believed that Kerr and Myers have been at fault for the best way they dealt with the gamers’ emotional back-and-forth on the ground that spilled over into the locker room after an extra time loss to the LA Clippers at Staples Heart on Nov. 12, 2018.

Throughout the first episode of his new sequence “Chips,” Inexperienced requested Durant how a lot that argument performed a component in his choice to depart the Warriors.

“It wasn’t the argument,” Durant advised Inexperienced. “It was the best way that everyone — Steve Kerr — acted prefer it did not occur. Bob Myers tried to simply self-discipline you [Green] and suppose that will put the masks over all the pieces.”

Inexperienced, who was ultimately suspended by the Warriors for the next recreation for his position within the argument, mentioned he spoke to Warriors administration after flying again to the Bay Space following the Clippers recreation after which once more the next morning. He mentioned had a message for Myers and Warriors administration, when the group requested him to apologize to Durant.

“Y’all are about to f— this up,” Inexperienced mentioned. “I mentioned, ‘The one individual that may make this proper is me and Ok [Durant]. And there may be nothing that y’all can do, and y’all are going to f— this up.’ And for my part, they f—ed it up.” Responded Durant: “I feel so too.”

Whereas Durant and Inexperienced appeared to recover from the incident within the subsequent couple weeks, the uncomfortable nature of the general public incident, mixed with the truth that gamers and coaches have been repeatedly requested about it in nearly each metropolis they traveled, hovered over the group all season.

It’s hardly the primary time that Inexperienced has addressed the group’s response to his argument with Durant. In 2019, he and Myers discussed the incident, the fallout and their relationship throughout a joint interview with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on The Woj Pod.

Durant, who tore his Achilles throughout Recreation 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals in opposition to the Toronto Raptors, determined to signal with the Brooklyn Nets after the season ended. The Warriors have missed the playoffs for 2 consecutive years since Durant left.

Like Inexperienced did in earlier interviews, Durant famous that he noticed parallels between the Warriors’ scenario and that of the Chicago Bulls‘ breakup whereas watching “The Final Dance.”

“I keep in mind watching ‘The Final Dance,’ and when Scottie [Pippen] did not go into the sport, the entire group within the locker room mentioned, ‘Scottie, that was f—ed up that you just did that.’ We would have liked that. We simply wanted to throw all of that s— on the desk and say, “Yo Dray, Ok, that was f—ed up that we even needed to undergo that.

“Let’s simply wipe our fingers with that and go end the duty. … I did not suppose we did that. We simply tried to bounce round it. I simply did not like, simply the vibe between all of that, it simply made s— bizarre to me.”

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