It looks like there’s not much love between Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry, as he snubbed him twice in less than a month when talking about the best players in the league.
A couple of weeks ago, Durant was interviewed by Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles on the Knuckleheads podcast, and snubbed Stephen Curry of his list when he was asked to put together a starting five with him and his current and former teammates.
Then, Durant chose Kyrie Irving, James Harden, Draymond Green, and Serge Ibaka to round his lineup, even though he still hasn’t officially played with Irving in the NBA.
— First Take (@FirstTake) October 31, 2019
And now, Durant had the chance to choose Curry when naming his top five favorite players to watch right now, yet he decided to snub him once again, choosing Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, James Harden, LeBron James, and Joel Embiid instead.
Obviously, there’s not an obligation of any kind to choose Curry, but it’s kind of strange to think he’s not at the top of his list after spending three seasons and winning a couple of Championships playing with him.
Curry reportedly trying to convince Durant from staying put at the Bay at the start of free agency, but Durant ignored him and went straight to sign with Brooklyn, even despite the fact that Steph had changed his schedule to travel all the way from China.
Then, Curry kind of took a subtle jab at Durant after he criticized Steve Kerr’s offense, and knowing Durant, he hasn’t forgotten about it a slight bit.
Durant has been kind of petty towards the Warriors since he left the Bay area, so there’s no telling if he intentionally snubbed Curry to take a shot at him or if he honestly doesn’t see him as a top 5 player in this league right now.