Kevin Durant responds to Chris Broussard's 'worst nightmare' take originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com
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So here's what happened:
On Monday morning, Chris Broussard of Fox Sports tweeted the following:
About five minutes later, Kevin Durant responded:
And then he responded to somebody else's response:
On Friday, here is what Broussard said on his radio show:
"Right now, Kevin Durant's worst nightmare is coming to pass. We'll see if it continues. They may lose to Portland for all we know ... or they may lose to Milwaukee in the NBA Finals, or Toronto if they get there.
"Doubt it. I'm picking Golden State to go all the way with or without Kevin Durant. But here's why it's his worst nightmare. I'm sure that on a certain level, Kevin Durant is pulling for Golden State to win every single game. I really believe that. But he's a human being.
"And as much as I love you Jonas, if I was off for three weeks for whatever reason and you filled in and the show just took off, and callers were calling in (saying), 'Jonas, it's better with you! We don't need Chris. You and Rob, it should be you guys!' That would hurt.
"I want you to do well. But I don't want you to do better without me. I want to be missed. I want to be needed. And that's because I'm a human being. And so is Kevin Durant.
"When you see the Golden State Warriors go out there -- they're more fun to watch. Steph Curry and Draymond Green are playing their best basketball of the year ... and now people are wondering if they even need KD.
"If people were already belittling the two championships that Kevin Durant has won with Golden State, what in the world do you think they're gonna think of those two championships if the Golden State Warriors win it all without him?"
If you bet $20,000 on Andre Iguodala weighing in on Twitter, today is your lucky day.
The 2015 NBA Finals MVP responded in a NSFW manner, so check it out right here:
Fortunately, the reigning two-time NBA Finals MVP is expected to return to game action should the Warriors get past the Trail Blazers and advance to the NBA Finals (which is the expectation at this point because the Dubs lead the series 3-0 and no team has ever blown a three-games-to-none advantage.
Unfortunately, people are going to speculate and offer hot takes no matter what happens in June. For instance, If KD does suit up for every game against either the Bucks or Raptors (and once again, this is only if Golden State closes out Portland) and the Warriors don't win the championship, you better believe some people will say: "The Warriors would have won the title if Durant didn't play."
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Wait. Did we just speculate about potential speculation?
It's officially time to stop writing this article.