Colin Cowherd: “All these Kevin Durant backers in the media want the reward but they don’t want the risk. This is why KD tuned out people. If Durant comes back and they overcome a 3-1 deficit it changes his legacy forever and he’s in the LeBron pantheon. It would be an all-timer and we’d be talking about this in 30 years as the ‘Kevin Durant’ series. You can’t have it both ways.”
Listen to Colin Cowherd explain why he doesn’t agree with a majority of the pundits in the basketball community who are pointing the finger at the Golden State Warriors for their inability to properly police Kevin Durant’s Achilles injury by allowing him to take the floor in Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors.
Check out the audio above as Colin says KD is a grown man who can make his own decisions and he knew the risks and rewards involved for his brand. Colin says the same people who are angry at the Warriors, are the ones who say they get goosebumps for Kirk Gibson’s home run, Curt Schilling’s bloody sock, and Terrell Owens broken leg in the Super Bowl. You can’t have it both ways when one injured athlete’s plan goes awry.