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Kevin Durant unleashes tirade at media following Warriors' win vs. Spurs

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"Come on, man. Grow up. Grow up."

Those were the words of Kevin Durant in his postgame media availability following the Warriors' 141-102 win over the Spurs on Wednesday night, and his tirade didn't stop there.

"I have nothing to do with the Knicks," Durant said. "I don't know who traded [Kristaps] Porzingis. They got nothing to do with me. I'm trying to play basketball.

"Y'all come in here every day, ask me about free agency, ask my teammates, my coaches, you rile up the fans about it. Yo, let us play basketball. That's all I'm saying. And now when I don't want to talk to y'all, it's a problem with me."

Prior to his postgame media availability Wednesday, Durant had not spoken with the media in well over a week. His silence coincided with the timing of the blockbuster Porzingis trade, through which the New York Knicks opened up salary cap space to sign multiple max players this upcoming offseason.

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When asked why he hadn't been speaking with the media lately, Durant revealed it was a matter of mistrust.

"I just don't trust none of y'all," Durant said. "Every time I say something, it gets twisted up and thrown out and so many different publications try to take me down with my words that I say, so when I don't say nothing, it's a problem.

 

"I just want to play ball. I want to go to the gym and go home. That's all."

To hear Durant's full postgame comments, click here.