The KD-Draymond altercation caught the imagination of the entire NBA fraternity, as just when you thought that nothing could tear this Warriors dynasty apart, here you had a feud between two of its top stars.
And the feud wasn’t really brushed aside post the game, as both players remained pretty cryptic about how they wanted to deal with the entire situation.
Things god bad when what was actually said in the altercation came out in the open. Draymond had questioned KD’s free agency when KD criticised him for his decision making during the dying stages of the Clippers game.
Apparently, the entire locker room was uncomfortable with KD’s impending free agency and the Draymond outburst was only a result of weeks(or months) of keeping that frustration in.
Since then, KD has had to bear the brunt of social media and on court fans. So much so that, he even asked a few Mavs fans to ‘shut the fk up and watch the fking game*’.
The ‘only’ players with 50+ points this season:
Kemba Walker – 60
James Harden – 54
Klay Thompson – 52
Steph Curry – 51
Kevin Durant – 51
LeBron James – 51
Derrick Rose – 50
Blake Griffin – 50
— ★ (@CardiacKembaa) December 5, 2018
KD and the Warriors have been hot and cold ever since that altercation between him and Draymond. With Curry, Draymond and Cousins on the sidelines, everything sort of started going wrong for GSW all at once.
But with KD putting up impressive performances in the last few games and Curry returning to full time action, the cloud over the Warriors has started to make way for the sunshine.
However, the fans still want to remind KD of his feud with Draymond, especially the Atlanta Hawks fans.
During last night’s game between the Hawks and the Warriors, the Hawks fans were chanting “Draymond hates you” during KD’s free throw routine.
Check out the video:
Hawks fans chanting ‘Draymond hates you’ at Durant… 😂 pic.twitter.com/ibPzX6gYZo
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) December 4, 2018
Hawks fans trying to get a rise out of Kevin Durant while he was at the line… pic.twitter.com/mquf3xYwLh
— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) December 4, 2018
So with the Hawks fans trying to put KD off his game, the Warriors man too decided to give some of that back to them.
He made the two free throws when the chants were going on and when a few courtside fans started heckling him a bit more, he turned around and asked them to ‘Shut up and watch the game’.
Check out the video:
Kevin Durant : « Watch the game and shut up » 😂pic.twitter.com/q04qGsuVs9
— JordaNBA (@Jorda_NBA) December 5, 2018
Kevin Durant was asked for an autograph by a make-a-wish child and this is his response! pic.twitter.com/ko0mMUqmiM
— Cool Hand Luka (@Perk_Perkins) December 5, 2018
KD surely does not enjoy being heckled by fans and especially when they are trying to trigger him with something even remotely associated with his free agency or with his fight with Draymond.
The Hawks fans would have wanted a sub-par performance from KD but instead he helped GSW win 128-111 against the Hawks.
Bounced back. pic.twitter.com/DZEd36ozgV
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) December 4, 2018
How do you think KD and Draymond will get along when Draymond is back from injury?