Kevin Durant opened up about his decision to join the Golden State Warriors in an interview with HBO's Bill Simmons on Any Given Wednesday.
“No one cares about what I want as a person,” Durant said. “It was all about what I do on the basketball court. No one cares if I like going fishing on Tuesdays or like taking pictures in the street. No one cares as long as I can shoot the ball into the hoop. Why should I care what they think if they don't care about me as a whole?”
The star forward had played his entire nine-year career with Oklahoma City and helped lead the Thunder to six playoff appearances in the last seven seasons. He holds career averages of 27.4 points and 7.0 rebounds per game, and has been named to seven consecutive All-Star teams. He was also considering the Clippers, Spurs, Celtics and Heat before making his final decision.
Watch his interview with Simmons below:
On #AnyGivenWednesday, @KDTrey5 talks about his decision to move to the @warriors and how he's dealt with the critics. pic.twitter.com/mnaXPkuc4f — Any Given Wednesday (@AnyGivenWeds) September 22, 2016
Durant and the Warriors open training camp on Tuesday. The Warriors open the season against the San Antonio Spurs on Oct. 25.