Kevin Durant’s Oklahoma City Thunder recently faced Chris Bosh’s Miami Heat. After the team’s close loss with them, Durant had a few words to say about the team’s power forward.
“I was talking to my teammate and he decided he wanted to put his 2 cents into it. I’m a quiet guy, a laid-back guy, but I’m not going to let nobody talk trash to me. He’s on a good team now, so he thinks he can talk a little bit,” Durant said. “There’s a lot of fake tough guys in this league and he’s one of them.”
Durant said these comments as Bosh exchanged a few words to teammate, James Harden. Durant whispered to Harden to tell him to try to dunk on Bosh on the next play. As Harden tried to do that, Bosh made a hard foul on him.
“I think he was telling Harden to dunk on me, or dunk the next one,” Bosh said before giving a cleaned-up version of the exchange. “I expressed that, ‘No, he’s not going to dunk that.’ And he expressed, ‘Yes, he is.’ It just kind of went back and forth.”
Both received technical calls after this incident.
“I’m no punk. I wasn’t even talking to him, first off. He decided to butt in and I’m not going to just let that slide, especially in our house,” Durant said. “Like I said, he’s not one of those guys that I look at and say, ‘Oh, he has a rap for talking back to guys or always getting into it.’
“No, he’s a nice guy. He’s not one of those guys, so I’m not going to let that type of person say something to me like that,” he added.
Bosh had his own opinion on this.
“I don’t think it was anything to get a tech over,” Bosh said. “It was just talking. He stood his ground, and I respect that.”
Durant’s last statement? Well, he said Bosh is a cool dude off the floor, but on the floor: all the stuff goes out the door.
I’d take Durant anyday over Bosh, no offense.