Nick Wright discusses Kevin Durant’s 5th ejection: ‘We’ve never seen a player this good act this poorly’

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Kevin Durant was ejected for the 5th time this season after earning his 14th technical foul in Golden State's loss against Giannis and the Milwaukee Bucks. Joined by Cris Carter and Jenna Wolfe, Nick Wright breaks down why this type of ill-advised behavior is totally uncharacteristic for a superstar of KD's caliber. Do you agree with Nick?

- He was ejected right before half time in a loss to the Bucks. Apparently he said multiple no-no words to the refs, and the refs said no-no Kevin. You are out.

It was the fifth time he's been ejected this season. That's 7 losses in 10 games for the Warriors. Nick, what is your reaction to Kevin Durant NBA leading fifth ejection?

NICK WRIGHT: That this is totally unprecedented for a player of his caliber to act like this repeatedly. Like, just show-- America why don't you check out what the NBA's leader in ejections are by a team by team standpoint.

CRIS CARTER: Don't forget our friends in Trinidad.

NICK WRIGHT: --America, our friends in Trinidad, Cris's friends in Toronto. Show us the graphic if we could about-- OK, so the Suns have 7. They had that big fight with Jared Dudley, involved Marquese Chriss. So they had a few guys ejected. The Raptors at six. There's Kevin Durant with five.

- Himself.

NICK WRIGHT: By alone. The rest of the Warriors with five. Draymond's got three of those. And then no other team has five. And then the rest would be a bunch of teams tied at four.

CRIS CARTER: Now from a history standpoint, when was the last time we've seen a player ejected this much? Because we've seen some guys ejected in the NBA through to years.

NICK WRIGHT: Our data only goes back to 1992. Since 1992, the only player ever ejected more in a season than Kevin Durant this year was Rasheed Wallace, who was famous for being a hothead.

CRIS CARTER: But he was an enforcer though too.

NICK WRIGHT: He was an enforcer. And while Rasheed Wallace was an excellent player, he was never an MVP candidate. He was never in the argument for best player in the world. And what-- what is going on with Kevin Durant is so baffling to me.

The repeated self-inflicted wounds that he has done to himself post-NBA finals, post-championship, telling Chris Broussard, that wasn't the real me in OKC. This is the real me. Going on Bill Simmons' podcast, scoffing at the people who miss the MVP speech Kevin Durant doing a 2 and 1/2 hour podcast where he goes hard at the people that cover the team regularly where the local beat writers or what he called blog boys, where the people that do stats based analysis goes hard at anyone that does this job saying, watch the games.

As if-- listen, there is a lot of things that I don't do in my life that I should do. None of them are not watch sports, not watch basketball. And repeatedly, what he said this week in this long form 2 and 1/2 hour interview is, I'm happy. I wish people understood I'm happy. I wish people would just appreciate me playing basketball.

CC, the only hurdle to simply appreciating Kevin Durant as a basketball player is Kevin Durant. We didn't ask him to create fake Twitter accounts. We didn't ask him to come out with the shoes.

We certainly never anticipated he would lead the NBA in ejections on a near-- or a non-Rasheed Wallace record pace. This is, we've never seen a player this good act this poorly throughout a season. And I can't explain it.