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Kevin Durant is right for criticizing the media’s excessive questions about free-agency

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Kevin Durant is right for criticizing the media’s excessive questions about free-agency

Kevin Durant has developed a reputation for being

Kevin Durant has developed a reputation for being "sensitive" towards the media.

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Kevin Durant has developed a reputation for being "sensitive" towards the media.

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Kevin Durant has developed a reputation for being "sensitive" towards the media.

Frank Bilancio, Sports Writer

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In Kevin Durant’s most recent media incident, he was asked why he was not talking to the media for a period of time, to which Durant responded with, “why do you care?” Durant is arguably the biggest name on this summer’s upcoming free agent market and speculation about where the superstar will end up signing to has started to develop. .

As a big time athlete always in the spotlight, Durant has every right to be annoyed with the media’s interference.. He’s voiced his opinion on free agency numerous times and on  decision during the season, but the media keeps asking and can’t really take the hint that he’s tired of being asked the same thing.

Durant in the same interview said he hadn’t talked to the media because he “just doesn’t trust none of y’all.” Durant was visibly outraged by the questions on his  upcoming free agency, instead of being asked about the game that night or the progression of the season.

Ever since Durant’s last free agency, the media has pestered him during the regular season. Durant has recently been connected to the New York Knicks, since they cleared cap space to sign two max players this offseason, and they have publicly stated their number one target this summer is Durant.

All-Star teammate Steph Curry chimed in on the situation in an interview filmed by Mark Medina.

“Honestly, I think it’s him not being able to control his own voice. He’s focused on basketball, and that’s what he should do. We want to see that KD everyday,” Curry said. Curry would go on to add, “What he can’t control is BS that happens in the media or people making the decision for him or all this other stuff.”

Curry is in full support of his teammate. One would begin to wonder why the media even bothers asking Durant these questions when he doesn’t want to deal with them in season.

Durant concluded his most recent interview by discussing  his speculated connection to the Knicks.

“I have nothing to do with the Knicks. I don’t know who traded Porzingis. That’s got nothing to do with me. I’m trying to play basketball,” Durant said. “And now when I don’t want to talk to y’all, its a problem with me? Come on, man. Grow up.”

Bottom line is the media needs to leave Durant’s pending career decision alone, and let him focus on the present. The media should save the free agent questions for the summer.

If someone continued to ask me questions that had nothing to do with my current season, I’d be annoyed. It’s human nature to get upset when people don’t respect your wishes, and Durant has expressed that continuously.

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