Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant told reporters he "made a mistake" with his remarks to the media during the NBA's All-Star Weekend.
On Saturday, Durant told the media "you guys don't really know s---," before continuing by saying the media are not his friends and he was only talking to them because he has to. Last Friday, he said the media has too much power when it comes to voting on the league's awards.
"The media and myself have had a great relationship for eight years," Durant said Wednesday. "I said something. Two days in a row I said something. Am I allowed to be upset one time? Am I allowed to be mad? Am I human? ... We had great communication for eight years and it's still that way. But I had a moment. Everybody in life has one."
Durant said his comments were "more so trying to take up for my teammates, my coach and every guy in the league that gets scrutinized and I don't like."
"I'm not going to sit here and agree with you when you’re trying to bash my coach or one of my teammates or anything," he said." "That’s just who I am as a person. Like I said, we had a great relationship. We still have a great relationship, myself and the media. I had a moment. I hope we can get past it."
The Thunder (28-25) resume play on Thursday when they host the Dallas Mavericks.
- Molly Geary