Kevin Durant Comments on Kobe Bryant’s Retirement, Criticism of Lakers Star

November 30th, 2015 by Joseph Zucker Leave a reply »

Although many will agree the time has come for Kobe Bryant to retire, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant won't be satisfied with anything less than an honorable end for the Los Angeles Lakers star.  

On Monday, Durant voiced his displeasure with the general narrative surrounding Bryant as he has reached the twilight of his career, per Anthony Slater of the Oklahoman (Note: Tweet includes NSFW language):

Slater later provided video of Durant's comments (Note: Tweet includes NSFW language):

When Bryant first entered the NBA in 1996, Durant was just eight years old. He watched Bryant first as a fan and then as a colleague, and he has always maintained a high opinion of the 17-time All-Star.

"He’s the greatest of all time. His skill is second to none," Durant said of Kobe in March 2014, per Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News. "Him and MJ are neck and neck as far as skill. Kobe is the top two best ever in just having skill, footwork, shooting the [three-pointer], shooting the pull-up, posting up, dunking on guys and ball-handling. Kobe and Jordan are 1 and 1A. ...

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