Since winning the NBA title in June, Golden State Warriors NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant has had an interesting off-season. He wore a cupcake hat to troll his haters, he took a shot at teammate Steph Curry’s signature shoes, and used a secret Twitter account to take a shot at his former team, the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Warriors General Manager Bob Myers joined The Jim Rome Podcast and while he expressed concern about some of the moves that other NBA teams made this off-season to run down the Warriors, he shot down any rumors of the organization being upset with Durant.
“He’s not a problem for anybody here,” Myers told Rome. “He’s well liked by his teammates. He’s well liked by our community. He does a ton of positive things.
The two-time NBA Executive of the Year did share the conversation he had with Durant, after Durant’s tweets made news last week.
“I just said to Kevin, I’m sure you feel awful, which he did,” Myers said. “And I said Kevin, I make them, you are going to make more, and so am I, and by the way Kevin, so is everybody. But you apologize. You do that as directly as you can. If you can do it in person, you do it in person. If you can’t, you pick up the phone and then you learn.
“That’s all you do. Because there’s nobody in life that’s going to say don’t make any more mistakes. That’s ridiculous. But you don’t want to make the same ones again and again. So you learn and you apologize.”
Even after the rocky summer, Myers has nothing but praise for the MVP of the NBA Finals.
“If you talk to Kevin and if you know him, he’s got an unbelievable heart, he does great things,” Myers said. “He’s a guy that is beloved here. He’s not tolerated, he’s beloved within the organization. He doesn’t seek attention… So I think that was just a moment where he probably regretted it, and said he did, and you move on.”
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