When Kevin Durant joined the Golden State Warriors to form a dynasty, it shocked the entire world. Similar was the case when the former MVP left the team after winning back-to-back NBA championships.
Many still believe the reason for KD's departure was due to an altercation with his then-teammate Draymond Green. While three seasons have passed since the incident happened, the two stars recently talked about it in an interview.
Surprisingly, the duo blamed Warriors coach Steve Kerr and general manager Bob Myers for the fallout.
Well, NBA analyst Kendrick Perkins believes it was wrong of the two players to blame the management rather than holding themselves accountable.
"I thought the interview was great, 30 minutes of it," said Perkins. "But here's the thing, I've been around, I've played with a lot of Hall of Famers, I've been in a lot of locker rooms. Guys actually got into it and guys actually got into fights. And you talk about it and you move on, but it's part of it.
"You have a group of guys that have been around each other for long extended periods of time, at times you are going to get tied to one another. The only thing I did not like about this whole interview is that KD [Kevin Durant] and Draymond [Green] didn't hold themselves accountable. Like it was an argument between those two," he added.
Both Kevin Durant and Draymond Green have been around in the league for a long time. Like Perkins mentioned, the feud was between them and not the management.
At the end of the day, it felt like the stars were dodging the chance to hold each other accountable. Whatever be the case, it is all in the past now.
Recently, KD and Green helped Team USA win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. But that's where their alliance ends for the time being.
If the two teams do well in the regular season and the playoffs, there is a chance they could meet in the NBA finals. Which, honestly, will have all the ingredients to be a banger.