Yesterday, Kevin Durant cast a ripple through the NBA's news cycle when he called the Washington Wizards, and their fanbase, “disrespectful” for cheering him on and recruiting him to their side when they already have a team full of quality players to root for.
Beal is Washington's second best player, and would become a third wheel instead of a rising star if Durant came to D.C. Maybe that's why he's upset. Or, you know, he's mad because he has every right to be.
The Wizards already have one of the best young backcourts in the league. They might make the Eastern Conference Finals this season, without Durant's help. Maybe they should focus on that instead of a player who every single team in the league is trying to sign next summer.
“It is disrespectful because he plays for Oklahoma City,” Wizards guard Bradley Beal said Monday. “He doesn’t play for Washington.” A similar scene is expected Tuesday when Durant and the Thunder return for their lone annual visit to the District. If anything, it’ll be intensified. Barring a finals matchup, the meeting will be the final one in Washington before the Durant Sweepstakes launch in July.