Kevin Durant told reporters at the Team USA camp in Las Vegas about his state of mind following his decision to head to Golden State and leave Oklahoma City.
Turns out he was more comfortable staying in his pajamas than facing the wrath of jilted Thunder fans everywhere.
“For a few days after, I didn’t leave my bed, because I was like, ‘If I walk outside somebody might just hit me with their car, or say anything negative to me.’ Like I said, I never had this reputation, and so many people who don’t even watch basketball are telling me congratulations and good luck going forward. It’s crazy how big I got and how big this got …
“I mean, I’ve been somewhere for so long, and then to make a change like that, [which] nobody knew was coming, that nobody didn’t think I would do, of course I didn’t know how it would be received afterward. But at some point, I just said, ‘Look, man, life goes on. Life moves on, and I can’t hide forever,’ so I just had to face it.”
It was time to get out of bed and face the rest of his life.