There are two ways in stating that veteran sports media personalities like – Shannon Sharpe, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless’ opinions are heard by millions of sporting fans all around the globe. However there is a thin line of margin where all limits are crossed and who is there to remind these veteran TV personalities that? None other than, Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant.
Now to those who are not aware, Stephen A. Smith went beyond all limits to embrace the game of 3-Point King, he took a complete turn in stating that Michael Jordan spoilt the game of basketball. Little did he know, the wrath of Kevin Durant was coming towards with full venom. Take a look at the clips below.
Kevin Durant comes out to defend Michael Jordan against wild claims
Stephen A Smith recently went on First Take and put out quite the controversial opinion in regards to Michael Jordan and Steph Curry. While he applauded Curry’s selflessness, he took a complete 180 on the greatest player of all time. Stephen A Smith recently went on First Take and put out quite the controversial opinion in regards to Michael Jordan and Steph Curry. While he applauded Curry’s selflessness, he took a complete 180 on the greatest player of all time.
Durant stated, “My theory is that guys like Steve, Skip and Shannon have changed the game for the worse. Playas like Stephen and Michael can only push the game forward.”
As interesting as Stephen A. Smith and Bayless and Sharpe have been, it seems like new-age analysts/players like JJ Redick, Draymond Green and Patrick Beverley are looking to completely take them over. So, is it time for us to look elsewhere? Perhaps that is exactly what Kevin Durant indicates as he has had enough of these particular men.
Safe to say, proclaiming that Michael Jordan ruined the game of basketball is an absurd comment as it doesn’t take into account the wonders, he did in globalizing the NBA. Moreover, modern-day faces of the league, KD or even Steph or even LeBron have always idolised the Bulls’ legend on-court antics. Given that analysts are constantly looking for hot take, is there a limit that they often cross? Perhaps it is time to think upon the same.