Kevin Durant will win a ton of admirers and fans for his response to a question about the travails of isolation during the NBA season.
The Nets superstar was out for the past week due to the NBA’s Covid tracing protocols. An acquaintance of his was diagnosed with a positive test. KD has already had the virus from a year ago, and already sat out a week of this season due to Covid protocols. So he was understandably upset at this decision at the time.
“It was just an unfortunate situation,” Durant said Friday. “I was looking forward to that [Feb. 5] game. Being told right before tip-off that I had to wait a second for a test, it just threw off my rhythm a bit because I wanted to go out there and play.”
“But I’m back out there now. It is what it is. I was a little upset during and after the game, but I’m cool now. I’m ready to play.”
Kevin Durant speaks about isolation and going back to the Bay Area
The Nets will face Golden State at the Chase Center tonight at 8:30 PM ET. Durant is excited for the upcoming outing. He is looking forward to getting back there, but says he misses having fans around:
“I had some great years in Golden State. Look forward to being back in the Bay Area, but it’s a shame the fans won’t be there.”
When asked about how he dealt with his recent isolation period, Durant kept things as real as they get:
“I mean, s**t. It’s not that bad. We’re making millions of dollars to hoop and do something we love every day. We’ll figure the rest out.”
Kevin Durant on mental strain of not being able to get away from the game due to COVID-19 protocols: “I mean, shit. It’s not that bad. We’re making millions of dollars to hoop and do something we love every day. We’ll figure the rest out.”
— Greg Joyce (@GJoyce9) February 12, 2021
KD will be looking to get his MVP-caliber season back on track, and fast. The Nets have some separation at the 3rd spot in the East standings. But they’ll be hoping to get a top 2, possibly the top seed in the Conference by the time the season plays out.