Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard will lace them up in a few days for the first of the real playoff games in the NBA. The Spurs and Thunder tip off on Saturday, but before they do, we must revisit the history between KD and Kawhi.
Apparently Kevin Durant isn't all that impressed with Kawhi Leonard. Tweets have since been deleted. #Thunder #OKC pic.twitter.com/2XJUQKj99l
— Up The Thunder (@UpTheThunder) June 16, 2014
Fast forward to now and it sounds like Kawhi has earned some respect. Big thanks for the video to Travis Singleton, beat writer for the OKC Thunder.
The honesty that Durant provided was refreshing, as it always it, not backing down from what he said about Kawhi. He has progressed and that has earned him the respect he deserves.
Kawhi also opened up about the respect he has for Durant:
When two players at this high of level play against one another with everything they have worked for at stake, there are going to be fireworks. I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about it.