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

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

"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.

Steph Curry first found troubles of fame going to Charlotte in 2013

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Steph Curry first found troubles of fame going to Charlotte in 2013

Steph Curry is a superstar. He might be the most recognizable player in the NBA. Maybe even in all of sports. 

But that wasn't the case not too long ago. Before the two MVP award and three NBA Finals titles, Curry could actually enjoy some peace and quiet with his family. 

Curry first found out about the troubles of stardom with fans while traveling home to Charlotte, N.C. in 2013. 

“Back when I was taking commercial flights,” Curry said in a lengthy interview with Anthony Slater of The Athletic. “I never flew private.”

It was after his fourth season in the NBA. Curry was coming off a career-high 22.9 points per game at the time, and he led the Warriors to playoffs where they upset the Nuggets in the first round and battled the Spurs in a second-round loss. 

Curry, along with his wife Ayesha and a newly born baby daughter Riley, were recognized relentlessly in the airport. From the security line to trying to get to the gates, the Currys were constantly surrounded.

“One of the worst experiences of my life,” Curry said. “Getting bothered left and right from the time we showed up at the airport to the time we got to the house in Charlotte. That was probably when it was like, OK, this is crazy. And, yeah, it’s got even crazier from there.”

Two years later, Riley became a sensation by joining Steph at the postgame podium in the playoffs. As he looks back it now, it's one of the only things Steph regrets

[RELATED: Steph Curry's Charlotte popularity a boon to NBA All-Star Weekend]

"I didn’t know how much that would blow up and how much of a splash she [would make] on the scene," Curry said. "If I could take that one back, I probably would, just because my goal is just to give my kids the best chance at success and at seeing the world in the proper way." 

This weekend, Curry and his family are back in Charlotte for NBA All-Star Weekend. He'll face his brother Seth in the 3-Point Contest, and it's safe to say all these years later, he'll know how to deal with the masses following his every move.

Steph Curry predicts he'll beat Seth, win 2019 NBA 3-Point Contest

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Steph Curry predicts he'll beat Seth, win 2019 NBA 3-Point Contest

The greatest shooter on the planet is headed home for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game. 

And he's coming for another title. NBA 3-Point Contest title that is. 

"Oh, I am," Warriors superstar Steph Curry said Friday when asked who is going to take home the crown.

Curry will be competing against his brother Seth, along with Buddy Hield, Devin Booker, Damian Lillard, Khris Middleton, Joe Harris, Dirk Nowitzki, Danny Green, and Kemba Walker. 

Steph, who won the contest in 2015, isn't the first to make a bold prediction for this year's shootout. Lillard went as far as saying, "I'm shooting against the Currys in they hometown ... I'm going to win, I'm in there to win," late last month. 

[RELATED: How the Currys are leading the second generation of NBA athletes]

To add to the fun, Curry also swished a half-court shot and met one of his biggest fans Friday at Jr. NBA Day.