Kevin Durant has learned to find peace with the fact that he won't win any big-time awards during his tenure with the Warriors.
Here's what he said in a sit-down on 95.7 The Game:
“You know they’re not gonna give me anything. Even if it’s on the fence, I have to be clear-cut better than everybody for me to even get a look. I mean, it’s just pure hate for me obviously. Um, and no appreciation for my real skill for the game, but I get it, I understand where we coming from. I understand what we have here in this building that scares everybody, but for me, I was just proud of that growth that I had in that area, where as I just wanted to be able to be relied on to guard anybody. You know, accolades that stuff … that stuff is kind of long gone for me unless it’s like Finals or something like that where it’s probably pretty even. But regular-season awards, I mean, I’m never gonna get a look when it comes to that, especially playing here for the Warriors.”
He certainly makes a good point. A lot of people are disgusted by the way he joined Golden State a few years ago, and because of that decision, are reluctant to give him any regular season awards.
Then again, with wins almost a sure-thing for his team, the case could be made that he actually does have an unfair advantage.
Either way, nobody (including him) will be surprised when he fails yet again to win a regular season award this year.