Editor's Note: The above video is from July 7, 2016.
Ever since deciding to leave the Thunder for the Warriors on July 4, Kevin Durant has been referred to as the NBA's new "villain."
But one person that isn't buying into that storyline is Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.
The third-year coach was asked about his newest superstar being considered a "villain" in an interview on ESPN Radio Sunday afternoon.
"To think of Kevin Durant or Steph Curry or any of our guys as a villain, is kind of absurd. But especially Kevin. This is one of the most likable people in the league. He's been obviously a great player, but he's just an awesome human being and what he did in Oklahoma City is just amazing for that community," Kerr told Michelle Beadle and Ramona Shelburne on their TMi show.
Kerr went on to defend Durant's decision and explained why the 2014 MVP signed with the Warriors.
"Circumstances sort of dictate, I guess, that some people are going to view him as a villain. But it's only because he decided to go elsewhere to play because he wanted a change of scenery, wanted a new challenge. More than anything, he wanted to play with our guys. He loves Draymond and Steph and Klay and Andre. He loved seeing those guys in New York. He loved seeing the chemistry that exists and I think he really wanted to be a part of it."
"So, people are going to view him however they want, but we all know what kind of person he is and what kind of impact he's had around the league," Kerr said.