Kevin Durant: I Do not Care About Legacy Anymore

Kevin Durant is on his fourth NBA workforce and making an attempt to win his third championship, however his first outdoors the Golden State Warriors. Durant’s preliminary commerce request got here quickly after the Warriors received the 2022 championship.

“I don’t care about legacy,” Durant advised The Athletic. “I used to. I used to wish to carve out a lane or area on this recreation for myself that folks can bear in mind, nevertheless it’s grow to be an excessive amount of of a factor now. It simply turns into an excessive amount of of a give attention to different folks. What’s he completed, what’s he completed? Comparisons. Earlier than, once we wasn’t doing all this debating, I cared about it … I’m about to be in the identical breath as these high guys. It was huge.

“These days, I actually, actually don’t care. I actually simply wish to go on the market and produce, be one of the best that I might be, go house, cling with my household, that’s it.”

When Durant left the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder to signal with the Warriors, he had a realization that it could be inconceivable for many individuals to view his profession in a logical method because it was the kind of path by no means taken by one other celebrity.

“As soon as I left to go to the Warriors (in 2016), I figured any logical factor, on the subject of me it’s out of the window,” Durant mentioned. “Relating to me, persons are not going to assume in a logical method or just have a look at what I’ve completed and say that’s it. They gotta add a story to it, they gotta push one thing to discredit me. As soon as I left to go to the Warriors, it’s been the gymnastics on how you can discredit me each step of the way in which. It’s like, rattling, that’s not even enjoyable no extra like participating with folks as a result of y’all aren’t even being truthful. You progress the goalpost each time, you anticipate probably the most out of me and if I don’t attain it I’m a failure. It’s like, what’s the issue?