According to ESPN, the outlet that reported Durant’s latest comments criticizing the media on Saturday, Durant approached reporters after Sunday morning’s shootaround, unprompted by any question by the media, and offered the following:
"I also got something else to say, if you guys don’t mind. I’ve seen over the last couple of days, or couple of years, actually, that I hate the media. I actually do love you guys. If I hated someone, I wouldn’t talk to them, I wouldn’t interact with them, I wouldn’t laugh and joke with them, I wouldn’t talk about anything other than what you guys ask me."
"To be honest, man, I’m only here talking to y’all because I have to. So I really don’t care. Y’all not my friends. You’re going to write what you want to write. You’re going to love us one day and hate us the next. That’s a part of it. So I just learn how to deal with y’all."
Durant’s remarks earlier this weekend included his perception that media doesn’t expect the Thunder to win with the core of Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka, now in its seventh season together, yet still without a championship.