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SportsKevin Durant rips Thunder and their fans: ‘I’ll never be attached to that city again’

10:15  11 september  2019
10:15  11 september  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

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" I ' ll never be attached to that city again because of that," Durant told J. R . Moehringer of The Wall Street Journal. " I eventually wanted to come back to that Thunder fans chant 'cupcake' at Warriors' Kevin Durant as Russell Westbrook shoots free throw @SI_LeeJenkins pic.twitter.com/s3UJUXh7rh.

Many Thunder fans still haven’t forgiven Durant for leaving the team in 2016 – and Durant has no interest in mending his His mother recalls one particularly appalling piece of video: a Thunder fan firing bullets into a No. 35 jersey. “ I ’ ll never be attached to that city again because of that.

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Kevin Durant spent the first eight years of his career with the Thunder and once believed Oklahoma City would always feel like home to him, but that changed in a hurry for the two-time NBA Finals MVP after the way he was treated when he signed with the Golden State Warriors.

In an interview with J.R. Moehringer of the Wall Street Journal that was published this week, Durant unloaded on the Thunder organization and fans in OKC for everything that has unfolded since he left. He said his perception of the fans changed when they went berserk over his decision to leave in free agency three years ago.

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Kevin Durant has not been back to the Bay Area since June, when he left the Warriors and signed with the Nets on a four-year, 4 million max contract. Durant even donated a million dollars to tornado victims during his time with the Thunder . " I ' ll never be attached to that city again because of that

When the Supersonics became the Thunder , Kevin Durant and members of his family also relocated to Oklahoma City . This blatant disrespect hit its peak with a video of fans showering his jersey with bullets. KD says that clip changed his perception of the city .

“People coming to my house and spray-painting on the for sale signs around my neighborhood,” Durant recalled. “People making videos in front of my house and burning my jerseys and calling me all types of crazy names.”

It wasn’t just the fans. Durant says the Thunder have also acted “fake” to him, and he has not maintained a positive relationship with anyone in the team’s front office since his departure.

“I’ll never be attached to that city again because of that,” Durant said. “I eventually wanted to come back to that city and be part of that community and organization, but I don’t trust nobody there. That s— must have been fake, what they was doing. The organization, the GM, I ain’t talked to none of those people, even had a nice exchange with those people, since I left.”

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Kevin Durant opened up about his departure from Oklahoma City and the Warriors in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, revealing details of how bad the split was when it comes to the Thunder 's fanbase and why he chose to leave Golden State. “ I ’ ll never be attached to that city

Fans reacted similarly when LeBron James left Cleveland the first time, but he still chose to return to the Cavaliers and deliver on his promise of bringing the franchise its first NBA title. Durant has no interest in doing the same in OKC.

In addition to the vandalism and jersey burning, Durant’s mother Wanda has also spoken about the nasty treatment she has dealt with from Thunder fans. KD is extremely close with his mom, so that is likely a factor as well.

Durant has a tendency to hold grudges and can be very thin-skinned, so it’s no surprise he wants nothing to do with Oklahoma City. Fans can be irrational, but Durant isn’t the type of guy to overlook being disrespected.

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Kevin Durant rips Thunder and their fans: ‘I’ll never be attached to that city again’
Kevin Durant rips Thunder and their fans: ‘I’ll never be attached to that city again’
Kevin Durant rips Thunder and their fans: ‘I’ll never be attached to that city again’
Kevin Durant rips Thunder and their fans: ‘I’ll never be attached to that city again’
Kevin Durant rips Thunder and their fans: ‘I’ll never be attached to that city again’
Kevin Durant rips Thunder and their fans: ‘I’ll never be attached to that city again’
Kevin Durant rips Thunder and their fans: ‘I’ll never be attached to that city again’
Kevin Durant rips Thunder and their fans: ‘I’ll never be attached to that city again’
Kevin Durant rips Thunder and their fans: ‘I’ll never be attached to that city again’
Kevin Durant rips Thunder and their fans: ‘I’ll never be attached to that city again’

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