Kevin Durant didn't mean to lampoon the Thunder, later deleting the tweets, but he said what he said.
Asked about Durant on Friday and Thunder GM Sam Prestie took the high road.
"I think the only thing I can say to that is just to be consistent with everything that I have said and everyone else from the organization," Presti said. "I, and no one from the Thunder, really has anything negative to say about Kevin Durant, and I think we've been hopefully very open about the fact that we have tremendous appreciation and respect for what he and his teammates and coaches and everybody over his tenure here accomplished, and I really don't think there's anything more to say than that."
Durant took full responsibility and called the actions "childish" and "idiotic," adding that his actions have impacted his sleep cycles and eating habits.
The Warriors first face the Thunder on Wednesday, Nov. 22 in Oklahoma City.
Stephen Curry wasn't taking the bait this time. Instead, he decided to fight back.
After the Warriors erased a 22-point halftime deficit to stun the 76ers in Philadelphia on Saturday, a reported tried to get Curry to talk about a possible NBA Finals matchup with the 76ers just like he had after Thursday's game against the Celtics. It didn't go well for the reporter. Curry wasn't having it.
"Hot takes. You can literally take one line of what I said and and say ‘very, very likely.’ Read the whole comment. I hate when that happens. I stand up here and talk for 45 seconds about that question and you want to take five words that put the Boston Celtics in the Finals. That’s the hype beast. I’ll be more specific next time about how I see the futures that surrounds who’s going to be in the Finals, even us. Whatever," Curry said.
A different reporter asked Curry if the situation frustrated him.
"Yeah, it did because, obviously, it was a question about Boston’s chances and how well they’ve been playing. I literally said they have to beat Cleveland because Cleveland has been there three times in a row. Obviously I made a joke because I haven’t been in Boston in the summer in a while. Probably nice weather. But the video is going crazy, so watch the whole video, watch the whole comment and you’ll get it right," Curry said before leaving the gathering of reporters.
A day after playing 33 minutes against the 76ers, Warriors forward Kevin Durant won't play Sunday against the Nets.
The Warriors announced that Durant is dealing with a left ankle sprain.
Durant finished with 27 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in the Warriors' 124-116 comeback win over the 76ers.
This will be the second game Durant has missed due to an injury this season. On Nov. 8, Durant sat out against the Timberwolves due to a thigh contusion.
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