"Outside the Lines", 21.9/Video Editing: Ziv Steiner
It's no secret that X (formerly Twitter) is Kevin Durant's favorite platform for clashing with others. This time, KD found himself in a confrontation with an unknown person over the remarks made by legendary Euroleague player Kyle Haynes in an interview with the BusquetNews website published Saturday morning.
"At 22, I thought there was nothing but the NBA. Now, at 37, I see the full picture. I would say the NBA is checkers and the Euroleague is chess," Haynes said. His comments were quoted online and one fan commented: "The NBA is easy, the Euroleague is hard. Everyone says that. Joel Embiid can't score 30 per game in the Euroleague." That comment angered Durant, who replied, "F*** out of here, you're all crazy."
The fan did not back down from the "battle" with the superstar and replied: "You don't play defense. The game is built to score and that's it, we see it every day." The basketball player responded: "No one will take you seriously as long as you talk like that, you're trying too hard to be different." In response, the fan tweeted: "Stop, just because there's more money and fame doesn't mean the game is harder and more competitive. We know the NBA focuses on shooting." Durant wrote: "You won, brother. I hope you booked the Euroleague package to support the guys there this year."
Quite a few stars in the best league in the world, including Luka Doncic, who knows the Euroleague well, have claimed in the past that it is harder to score points in European basketball. It's pretty clear that Durant disagrees with the claim.
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