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The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd is a thought-provoking, opinionated, and topic-driven journey through the top sports stories of the day. Colin's unique...Full Bio


Why Golden State Warriors Players and Fans Don't Want Kevin Durant Back

Colin Cowherd: “I hung out with a friend of mine who is a Warriors fan over the weekend and we didn’t talk about Kevin Durant once. We talked about Moses Moody, James Wiseman, Steph Curry, Draymond Green, Steve Kerr, and Bob Myers… we never once mentioned Kevin Durant. Warriors fans don’t want him. Steph Curry was asked about Kevin Durant this weekend [about joining the Warriors], and Steph, who is always classy, is like ‘I kind of like where we’re at right now’. That’s Steph saying ‘ehh, I’m not really interested’, and Steph is one of the few who got along with him. If I told my friend ‘KD for Wiseman, straight swap’, I don’t think he would like it. Fans like to wrap their arms around ‘teams’, and when Kevin Durant comes to your team it’s less of a ‘team’. When you have Kevin Durant you’re a favorite, you’re asked to win, and winning a championship is the bottom line… but this year was kind of fun for the Warriors. I doubted them, lot of talking heads doubted them, and they kind of liked it. You can be an underdog in Golden State even with Steph Curry, but if you add Kevin Durant you’re not an underdog. I’ll say this about Kevin Durant, and I said the same thing about Aaron Rodgers… they’re gifted, but god, they’re a lot. If Steph, Klay, and Draymond have started a playoff series, finished it, and not missed any games, they’re like 15 or 16-0. They’ve never lost, and they’re having fun, and they can play joyfully, and they’re an underdog, and people like me doubt them – and that’s fun. It’s fun to be doubted and prove people wrong. It’s not fun where you have to be a heavy favorite to win a championship, and then all of the sudden ‘grumpy, sensitive guy' isn’t getting shots, and Steph Curry and Steve Kerr are walking on eggshells. There was another story this weekend that the market is just not very big for Kevin Durant, and I say this as someone who loves watching Durant play -- ‘team’ matters.” (Full Segment Above)

Watch Colin Cowherd explain why he thinks the trade market has been alarmingly aloof for Kevin Durant this offseason, and why he doesn’t think the Warriors players or even their fans would ever want the two-time NBA Finals MVP back on their team.

Check out the segment above as Colin describes the flaws of Durant’s presence on a franchise, and why it can be too damaging to your team's chemistry despite the fact he's one of the greatest players in NBA history.

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