Kevin Durant has hit out at critics who questioned his ability to lead the Brooklyn Nets amidst the so-called ‘controversy’ about Kyrie Irving decision to not get the COVID-19 vaccine, even though many actually agree with his choice.
Irving has been on the receiving end of criticism after missing out on several games last season due to his vaccination status. Recently, he took to Twitter to boost an alleged anti-semitic movie and book, Hebrews to Negroes.
“I’m not a leader? What the f**k does that mean?” Durant told B/R.
“A lot of people say I’m not a leader because I didn’t tell Kyrie to get vaccinated. Come on. Or I didn’t condemn Kyrie for leaving the team, going out and living his life.
“I’m not about to tell a grown-as** man what he can and can’t do with his own life and dissect his views or how he thinks about s**t.
“We can have a conversation and exchange perspectives on how I feel about the topic and you feel about the topic, but everybody else don’t need to know or hear about our conversations because we’re grown-ass men. I don’t operate like that.
“I don’t need to show or tell everybody what I’m doing with my teammates so y’all can pump me up and say, ‘Yeah, KD, you’re the boss, you’re the leader.’
“These other [expletives] need that. I don’t. I don’t come to you and say, ‘Haynes, write this story about me.’ I don’t do that to nobody. But I come here and respect y’all. I talk to y’all like a real one, even after a blowout [loss].”