Kevin Durant Apologizes After Criticizing OKC Coach and Calling Former Teammates 'Cats'

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He went out of his way to mention Donovan, the Thunder coach who he claimed to dislike playing for just Sunday night.

Durant told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday he reached out to apologize to Donovan, though Presti said he hasn't heard from Durant and couldn't speak for anyone else in the organization. "I, and no one from the Thunder, really has anything negative to say about Kevin Durant, and I think we've been hopefully very open about the fact that we have tremendous appreciation and respect for what he and his teammates and coaches and everybody over his tenure here accomplished, and I really don't think there's anything more to say than that".

Jackson then added, "We all want to clap back at fans".

The Durant firestorm took center stage at Presti's preseason availability over what has been the main storyline lingering around the Thunder this offseason - Russell Westbrook's unsigned extension. His roster wasn't that good. On the other, Durant's method for handling haters leads Jackson to "have no respect for him". I want to move on from it. It probably hit me probably harder than what everybody [thought].

Westbrook and Durant can each call themselves 2016-17 MVPs, Westbrook in the regular season and Durant in the Finals. Topics also touched on include: LeBron James being positioned to go for a fifth most valuable player award next season, Kyrie Irving settling into his new home in Boston - and how he's already seemingly annoyed by the scrutiny that's come with it - and the status of the relationship between LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs. The Paul George one is here.

Yet, with comments like these so pervasive, it doesn't seem like that long ago when Durant packed his bags. At least we know now that there really are no Kevin Durant fans left since The Decision, and all the ones we see out there are most likely just Kevin himself.

Durant told Amick earlier this week that he was "disappointed in myself" for doing what he did and insulting his former coach and teammates, including not eating or sleeping for a couple days after the incident happened. "So, I'll just leave it alone".



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