Kevin Durant After Choosing Warriors: 'I Didn't Leave My Bed'

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 5:16 pm
By: Brett Coppenbarger

Kevin Durant shocked the basketball world two weeks ago when he announced he'd be taking his talents to The Bay and signing with the Golden State Warriors, and it appears Durant didn't want to be in public immediately after his decision. 

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According to USA Today's Sam Amick, Durant said he didn't leave his bed for two days after his announcement. 

I didn’t leave my bed, because I was like, ‘Man, if I walk outside somebody might just try to hit me with their car or say anything negative to me,’” Durant said. “I just stayed in. I was trying to process it all. I wanted to be around family, and positive support. It felt different.

“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 afterwards. 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.

Durant faced a lot of criticism from basketball fans and talking heads around the nation, and some have even labeled him the new villain of the NBA. It probably isn't easy to leave the franchise you helped build from the ground up, but it's unlikely you'll find many Thunder fans out there who feel too sympathetic for Durant.