It wasn’t that long ago that Kevin Durant called out Shannon Sharpe for quoting a fake meme that suggested KD had said he’s better than LeBron James.
No, said Durant, I never said that...
Shannon went on tv responding to this quote like I actually said this. Gullible fans will believe it, or say “you was thinking this anyway” it’s comedy at this point https://t.co/heKXs8iOuE— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) April 13, 2021
It got ugly fast. (What made Sharpe’s comment and stubborn defense even more odd was that the fake had long been discredited by the time Sharpe brought it up.)
To put it simply, Kevin Durant doesn’t want you to compare him to other superstars. He wants his game to speak for itself ... as it did loudly Monday night at Barclays Center.
So, Tuesday morning, Durant was once again letting everyone know that they should not now, not ever, play the comparison game. Moreover, Durant contended that ESPN analyst Jay Williams had lied about a conversation the two purportedly had about Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Here’s what Williams, who formerly worked with KD and his partner, Rich Kleiman, said on his “Keyshawn JWill & Zubin” show on Tuesday, according to various reports.
“We’re at a holiday party for KD’s business and we’re all there, everyone’s hanging out. And I went on TV on ‘Get Up’ that day, and said, ‘Giannis was destroying people in the league.’ And I said, ‘When you think about Giannis, it’s [as if Anthony Davis] and Kevin Durant had a baby, to a degree,’ ” Williams recalled.
“Kevin Durant comes up to me at the club and says, ‘Yo, don’t you ever compare me to Giannis again. Don’t you ever do that again.’
“And I was like, ‘Kev, what’re you talking about? Calm down. First off, I’m talking about scenarios, stylistically, the way you guys play a little bit, size, length.’
“And he’s like, ‘Nah, don’t ever compare that dude to me. Don’t ever.’ ”
Here’s the full exchange...
“Don’t you ever compare me to Giannis” - Kevin Durant told Jay Williams put some respek’ on his name.pic.twitter.com/Ed04jM0TLr— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) June 8, 2021
Williams shared the same story on ESPN’s “Get Up” later Tuesday morning. At that point, KD went into high gear. As the Post reported, “This a F–kin lie. Jay Williams can NEVER speak for me, ever…,” Durant wrote under the clip, which was shared by Sideline Sources on Instagram.
Then, on to Twitter...
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
Surprised? Not at all. When Durant is on social media, Durant is “on.” As he once tweeted, “There’s No relax champ. No relax when I’m on Twitter. I’m on 10 until the second I close the app. You relax!!”
Like he is on the court.
- Kevin Durant slams ESPN’s Jay Williams for his ‘f–kin lie’ - Jenna Lemoncelli - New York Post
- Kevin Durant calls Jay Williams a liar after ESPN host tells Giannis Antetokounmpo story after Game 2 rout - New York Daily News
- Kevin Durant Rips ESPN’s Jay Williams, Claims Analyst Lied About Giannis Comparisons - Jimmy Traina - Sports Illustrated
- Nets’ Kevin Durant says Jay Williams’ story about him is ‘a f****n lie’ - Liz Roscher - Yahoo! Sports