Is Kevin Durant better than LeBron James? Steve Kerr says so. Well, the Golden State Warriors also said that LeBron is the best athlete on this planet.
The Warriors head coach said he wanted KD to be a little more like LeBron during his time with the team.
In an interview on The Dan Le Batard Show, author Matt Sullivan shared the details of the interview he had with the Warriors head coach.
Kevin Durant didn’t take the advice related to LeBron James
This interview was part of his book Can’t Knock the Hustle: Inside the Season of Protest, Pandemic, and Progress with the Brooklyn Nets’ Superstars of Tomorrow. Sullivan said that Kerr told Durant to care less about all the things that happen on social media.
“You know, I talked to Steve [Kerr] for a while about this, and he said he took K.D. out for a drink when he was just kind of sick of K.D. being up in his D.M’s, the burner accounts and all that,” Sullivan explained. “And he takes him out, he kind of prepares the lesson and he says to K.D., ‘You know what I respect about LeBron? I respect that when he got to Miami, he got sick of the narrative, sick of the haters, all the talk, so you know what he did?’
“And K.D. kind of sits there, ‘What’s that coach?’ Has a sip of his drink, and Kerr says, ‘LeBron just said, ‘f*** it’ and then he was great again. Same with Michael, with Kobe, all the greats. So, they had to say, ‘f*** it’ and then they were all on that next level. So, you know what you have to do? And K.D. leans back and says, ‘What’s that coach?’ [Kerr:] ‘Go out and be you, you just got to say, ‘f*** it’ like LeBron did.’”
Kerr said KD didn’t accept the advice. As we have already noticed, Durant is one of the more active players on Instagram, Twitter and other platforms. KD has no problem reacting to comments from Twitter trolls. Kerr doesn’t like this.
Sullivan said that Kerr tried to get Durant to stop spending a lot of time on the Internet. He has to ignore all the outside noise. Getting into a beef with others will only destroy his career. Of course, this failed. Kerr complained that Durant was starting into his phone all the time.