Kevin Durant Comments on Criticism After Warriors’ Season-Opening Loss

October 27th, 2016 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

Kevin Durant's decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors propelled expectations in the Bay Area to unimaginable new heights.

It's safe to say the former MVP is aware of how he's perceived, now that he's a member of the NBA's preeminent superteam. 

According to's Ethan Sherwood Strauss, Durant stayed on the practice floor late at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans after his teammates left. He motivated himself by repeating criticisms that have been lobbed at him ever since he left the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

During his extended shooting session, Durant reportedly yelled, "They say I ain't hungry!" and "They told me I ain't have no drive! I'm out here. They called me a coward! Putting in work." 

As it turns out, Durant told reporters he uses outside criticism to fuel his desire to get better. 

"That's what I say to myself when I'm working," he said, per Strauss. "I hear it all the time. You hear the noise. You hear what they say about you. Everybody hears it. So it's a little extra motivation when you hear it."

Pressure is on ...

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