Kevin Durant had some choice words for actor/rapper Page Kennedy after he offered his unsolicited opinion on Brooklyn Nets’ growing All-Star team.
Like all of NBA Twitter, Kennedy couldn’t help but notice the Nets seem to be fluffing up their roster in what he thinks is an attempt to take out LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. Or as ESPN figure Stephen A. Smith explained in part, “This is almost like buying a championship for crying out loud.”
On Sunday afternoon (March 28), Kennedy tweeted, “Ayo @KDTrey5 y’all got one more spot left. Maybe you can hit Jordan up to come play with y’all too.” Undeterred, the NBA star quickly fired back, “You’re washed Page.”
But Kennedy tells HipHopDX it’s all in good fun.
“I love KD,” he tells DX. “He was probably my favorite player after Kobe and before Lebron came to LA. We just having fun. When I mock the fact that he is super rich but can’t afford a brush? That’s just talking shit. He will be a legend and is unstoppable — when he can actually be on the court. But yeah, kinda funny they are recruiting everyone including baby Jesus just to take down King James. That deserves some lighthearted trolling. P.S. you can’t call someone washed when you’re hung out to dry, on the bench.”
The congenial exchange between Kennedy and Durant came shortly after the Brooklyn Nets announced they’d added 7x All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge on Saturday night (March 27). The team had already inked 6x All-Star Blake Griffin and traded for three-time reigning scoring champion James Harden in January — and there are plenty of people calling foul, but Griffin isn’t worried about it.
“It’s kind of funny to me, because for the last couple years all I’ve heard is how bad I am,” Griffin told the New York Post. “You sign with this team and everybody’s like, ‘That’s not fair!’ People say whatever they want. I don’t put a whole lot of value in other people’s opinions.
“I trust the people I trust. If I don’t go to you for advice, then I’m probably not going to take your criticism. So I have that circle of people and I have that group of people that I trust, real basketball people; that’s who I listen to. I just think it’s funny. I guess you could say it’s amusing. I can’t speak for LaMarcus; I don’t know what people have been saying about him. That’s how I felt when I came here. I was hearing how bad I was, and now people care for some reason.”