After Kevin Durant’s sensational 39-point performance on Thursday vs. Oklahoma City, the former Thunder star was interrogated by reporters about what he said to Enes Kanter during an exchange in the second quarter, his feelings about becoming a "villain" to so many, and what he plans on doing moving forward:
Durant spoke with The Undefeated‘s Marc Spears, and elaborated on his desire to put everything in the rear view mirror:
"One thing I was doing too much of was I was trying to be delicate with everyone’s feelings, especially the fan base in OKC, and my former teammates … I had to realize that they don’t care. They’re going to dissect what they’re going to dissect. I was trying to be really considerate of their feelings and everything.”
And on the awkwardness of having to play vs. Oklahoma City for the first time:
"I don’t want to say that any part of the game was strange … I moved on. I’m part of the Golden State Warriors. I’m excited to be part of the team. What I did those last eight years was special and something I’m never going to forget … But I’m trying to look forward … I try to separate those emotions and feelings and do my job.”
If we learned one thing Thursday night — despite both sides’ desire to "move on", this feud is far from over.