Kevin Durant had made one of the most controversial off-season moves when he swapped the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors.
The Warriors weren’t the only team courting Durant in the free agency, and one of the teams he had rejected was the Boston Celtics.
C’s fans weren’t too happy about this, ad they let their feelings known when Durant and the Warriors arrived at the TD Garden for their NBA fixture against the Celtics. The former MVP was constantly booed throughout the game, and teammate Draymond Green slammed the fans in defense.
“Fans must be desperate,” Green said after the game. “Like, who boos a guy for taking an interview. That’s crazy. Y’all booing somebody for interviewing with y’all?
“Man, they may scare free agents away. You don’t want to take an interview and then make enemies for taking an interview. I don’t know. They may want to be careful with that.”
“If you’re that mad at what somebody else did with [their] life, you need to evaluate your own life,” Green said. “[Durant] made a personal decision for his life, for his happiness, for his career. And if people [are] that mad, they need to reevaluate where their head is at in life.
“I don’t know if I can stay that mad at somebody for deciding to do something with their life. That’s a slippery slope.”
Durant however didn’t read too much into the crowd’s reaction, saying it was only expected.
“They come to enjoy the show. There’s no hard feelings,” he said. “I’ve still got love for Boston, I still love playing here. You have one of the best crowds in the league. That’s what they’re supposed to do.”
The game ended 104-88 in favour of Golden State, with Durant scoring 23 points and adding 10 rebounds and 7 assists.