Kevin Durant doesn't expect to play during the 2019-20 NBA season, but he's commandeering the storylines the day before it begins.
The two-time Finals MVP joined Brooklyn in free agency this offseason after three eventful seasons with the Warriors, which included two championships. He has been rehabbing since having surgery to repair a torn Achilles, and recently found time to visit with one of his former teammates -- Serge Ibaka -- who was guarding him when that injury occurred.
Durant was the guest for the premiere episode of Ibaka's show "How Hungry Are You?", in which the Congolese native gets his guests to try some unusual eats. The menu for Durant?
KD eats snake with @sergeibaka 🚨— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 21, 2019
Serge cooks for @KDTrey5 as the new Net talks about his devastating injury, his relationship with Russ, playing with Kyrie and more on the premiere of "How Hungry Are You?" (@SamsungMobileUS)
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The culinary choice was actually Ibaka's way of showing support for his former teammate.
"I know a lot of people call my boy a snake. Today, he's about to eat snake," Ibaka said at the opening of the episode. "'Cuz snake don't eat snake. You got it?"
Ibaka and Durant cover numerous topics throughout their conversation, including what would have happened in the 2019 NBA Finals if Durant hadn't torn his Achilles. But as far as making headlines, nothing is likely to compare to Durant's response to Ibaka's first question, which put him on the spot.
"Who is a better player: Stephen Curry or Russell Westbrook?"
"Stephen Curry," Durant responded after a long pause.
When asked why he felt that way, Durant responded, "'Cuz he can shoot better."
Well, there you have it. Case closed, right? Straight from the sn ... err .. horse's mouth.
I'm sure that'll go over well in Oklahoma City and Houston. No chance anyone overreacts.
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