It is humorous to look at Oklahoma Metropolis followers get all pissy when Kevin Durant involves city.
Wednesday evening, the Golden State Warriors discovered their solution to the MidFirst Financial institution Area and because it was final yr, the Thunder Devoted handled KD and his burner Twitter account to a wholesome spherical of boos, taunts and indicators proclaiming issues like “Integrity Trumps Rings,” which is the type of factor you must inform your self if you get Dumped.
And there isn’t any love misplaced between the followers or the groups. Russell Westbrook has by no means gotten over KD’s it’s-not-you-it’s-me routine. Durant introduced his plans in an internet publish. It wasn’t fairly “Taking my skills to South Seashore,” however then once more, KD is not fairly Lebron both.
However the story is that Russ heard about Durant signing with Golden State by means of Twitter, which I might see being surprising. Russ came upon he was dumped when KD modified his Fb standing.
Final yr he took it out on EVERYONE, averaging a triple double and taking house the MVP trophy and even one-upped KD on the dimensions of the contract.
Durant, nevertheless, additionally took house an MVP trophy. From the NBA finals. It goes along with his ring. And he is properly on the way in which to a different.
He’d been in Oklahoma eight years previous to leaving, seven of them with Westbrook. Each Westbrook and Oklahoma Metropolis followers had come to see him AS the franchise. He was their greatest participant, their brightest mild, all they knew.
After which he dumped them for a warmer, youthful mannequin. It is not you it is me.
They usually turned on him like he was a traitor, which he type of was. As an alternative of making an attempt to determine a solution to beat the Warriors, Durant joined them. He is fortunate he did not pull that shit in Philly. We have been identified to throw batteries.
However even in Oklahoma – a spot I’ve by no means been, however think about to be like dwelling in a loaf of stale Surprise Bread, with about as a lot coloration and nightlife – issues acquired chippy.
Westbrook and Durant confronted off in the course of the recreation, butting heads with their squads behind them. And for the primary time, Westbrook acquired the very best of Durant and the Thunder acquired a win.
I’ve watched Durant’s profession from the outset although. As a result of I reside in Seattle. Most individuals neglect that the Seattle Supersonics drafted him (and Westbrook, technically, although the staff moved six days later), and he performed his first season right here, simply earlier than David Stern held this metropolis hostage and let Clay Bennett steal the staff. It wasn’t fairly the Colts shifting in the midst of the evening and even the Browns changing into the Ravens, however it was shut.
You realize who hasn’t forgotten? Seattle. That ought to have been their staff, their playoff runs, their photographs at a parade.
However regardless of his public guarantees to maintain the staff in Seattle, scumbag screwhead Clay Bennett by no means had any intention of doing something aside from slinking again to Oklahoma Metropolis and there are emails to show it. David Stern did not care although. Town of Seattle, which was nonetheless paying off the world they refurnished for the Sonics lower than 15 years earlier and voters had been a bit leary of constructing a brand new one.
So just like the grasping bastard he was, Stern made the town an instance and let Bennett take the staff out of the 14th largest market within the nation and transfer to the forty fifth.
It was surprising.
But it surely labored. Ask the Clippers. And the Chargers.
Which is why it is type of humorous to me when these followers really feel someway slighted or begin speaking about integrity.
YOU ARE THE MISTRESS. WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?
Shut up. Suck it up. You and your ill-gotten franchise need to be dumped, you philandering bastards. You need to lose. Ceaselessly. Or at the very least so long as Clay Bennett or his heirs personal the staff. I am glad Kevin Durant jilted your asses and I am much more glad he received elsewhere. I am glad he rubs it in your faces and I hope this yr it is James Harden, the man you forged off, that crushes your desires.
Sorry Thunder followers, however could the Curse of Clay Bennett reside perpetually.
Lengthy Stay the SuperSonics.
Ah, however it’s Thanksgiving so let’s finish on a excessive notice.
This yr I’m grateful for lots of causes. I’m grateful to be a Philadelphia Sports activities fan, the place I get to root for Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons and Carson Wentz and Rhys Hoskins for the foreseeable future. I’m grateful to have by no means labored for Charlie Rose. I’m grateful my staff did not low cost out and signal Blair Walsh. I am grateful for my lovely spouse and the newborn that is able to make an look any day now (“Embiid” is a superb identify for a boy or a lady, proper?). I am grateful that I reside 3,000 miles away from the household whose politics I keep away from on Fb so I haven’t got to try to clarify that “SAD!” will not be a coverage place or that NO ONE IS PROTESTING THE ANTHEM earlier than I can eat pie. I’m grateful to have met the Guru and the staff behind the scenes who helped get this entire factor off the bottom.
And naturally, I’m grateful for you, the listeners and readers.
Comfortable Thanksgiving, all.