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Kevin Durant joined Brooklyn Nets during this summer from Golden State Warriors.
The Nets still haven’t introduced Durant, but the star has introduced himself as he gave an interview and spoke about everything.
“Some days I hate the NBA,” Durant admits. “Some days I hate the circus of the NBA. Some days I hate that the players let the NBA business, the fame that comes with the business, alter their minds about the game. Sometimes I don’t like being around the executives and politics that come with it. I hate that.”
Durant ruptured his Achilles tendon in June during the NBA Finals and couldn’t help Warriors as they lost the title to Toronto Raptors.
Speaking about the Golden State Warriors, Durant said that he is “different” from the rest of his teammates.
“I came in there wanting to be part of a group, wanting to be part of a family, and definitely felt accepted. But I’ll never be one of those guys. I didn’t get drafted there. Steph Curry, obviously drafted there. Andre Iguodala, won the first Finals, first championship. Klay Thompson, drafted there. Draymond Green, drafted there,” said Durant, citing the other Warriors as rehab projects.
“It didn’t feel as great as it could have been,” Durant added. In short, he wanted to be a part of the team, but always felt apart from them. “And on top of that, the media always looked at it like KD and the Warriors. So it’s like nobody could get a full acceptance of me there.”