Jay Williams seemed to have soured his relationship with Nets star Kevin Durant recently. But the former #2 pick won’t let his story go so easy.
Williams is one of those sportscasters who’re revered because they know what it’s like to play in the NBA. Jay was supposed to be one of the best players in the league before he injured himself in an accident. He’s now been a pundit on ESPN for quite some time.
Before this interaction with KD went viral, the former Duke star was quite often admired by NBA players for his transparency. Williams was looked at as one of those who understood the psyche of a pro and how he operates.
Williams claimed yesterday that Kevin Durant had asked him privately never to be compared with Giannis. But since he said it on live TV, Durant has come out and explicitly denied ever having said it. KD even posted a tweet to that effect.
Mans will do anything to advance their careers in this media shit, wanting to be accepted by an industry that will dispose of you whenever they please. Keep me out all that corny ass talk about whos better and legacy and all that dumb ass shit. I don’t even talk like that
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) June 8, 2021
Jay Williams doubles down on his Kevin Durant-Giannis story
A short by ESPN on Williams’ statement regarding the whole hoopla has been released this morning. It’s making people go gaga for what Williams said about the story and his interaction with KD:
“I stand by my story. You know, I was probably wrong for sharing your personal story. But that’s what we do. We share personal stories.”
“It was meant as a compliment. There are levels to this. It was about you know, saying, hey, how different KD is. It’s unfortunate that KD felt that way at that moment, but I wish KD nothing but love and all the best success, I hope they win a championship.”
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What Jay is doing is focusing people onto KD’s online behaviour, which does make a bit of sense. Athletes do like controlling their own narrative. This may be yet another attempt by KD to do the same.