It’s nothing new for Kevin Durant to argue with followers on Twitter. After integrating the Suns All-Star trio of himself, Devin Booker, and the recently acquired Bradley Beal, he has since drawn intense criticism from fans. The former Nets star offered a short three-word reply to a fan who called him out on Twitter.
On July 9, Durant tweeted, “#ruinthegame.”
Stephen Curry, a star for the Golden State Warriors, is the person who first invented the expression “ruin the game.” Curry was accused of “hurting the game” of basketball in a 2015 game against the Cleveland Cavaliers by former Warriors coach and NBA analyst Mark Jackson, who is currently employed by ESPN.
“Steph Curry is great. Steph Curry’s the MVP. He is a champion. Understand what I’m saying when I say this. He’s hurting the game,” Jackson said.
“And what I mean by that is that I go into these high school gyms, I watch these kids, and the first thing they do is they run to the 3-point line. You are not Steph Curry. Work on the other aspects of the game. People think that he’s just a knock-down shooter.”
Curry’s “ruin the game” marketing campaign for his shoe sponsor, Under Armour, was later introduced.
Kevin Durant Discussed Reunion With Warriors Last Summer
For the Suns’ benefit, Durant was acquired from the Brooklyn Nets at the deadline. However, that almost didn’t happen. At the start of the 2022 NBA free agency period, when Durant made his initial trade request to the Nets, nearly every NBA franchise was planning their godfather offer for Nets general manager Sean Marks.
NBA insider Marcus Thompson of “The Athletic” claims that Durant was in touch with the Warriors’ top players, Steph Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson, about a potential reunion last summer.
“The Warriors superstars have been in conversations with Durant. In addition to catching up, the Hall of Fame-bound peers did entertain the idea of a reunion,” Thompson wrote.
“It was mostly about the stunning nature of it even being possible. The idea of them playing together again had to seem impossible when Durant left in free agency in 2019. It is not lost on them how life has contrived an opportunity for them to come full circle. They see it, like everyone else, and talked about it, like everyone else.”