NBA: Ex-teammate Kanter on Durant’s Twitter comments: ‘It’s just really sad’

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Former Oklahoma City Thunder teammates Kevin Durant (35) and Enes Kanter (0).  AP File PhotoReigning NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant recently owned up to his recent comments regarding his former team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, admitting it was “childish and idiotic.”The Golden State Warriors forward was caught red-handed using an alternate Twitter account to answer a negative comment made by a netizen about him, but failed miserably as he accidentally replied using his own verified handle.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ SMB draw collective effort in win over Phoenix ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Durant also claimed that with the exemption of Russell Westbrook, his former OKC squad mates  were not talented enough to win an NBA title.Despite the stinging words, Kanter took more offense on Durant’s critical comments on coach Billy Donovan.“What he said about Billy Donovan, I don’t know if anyone made the conference finals in his first year in the NBA,” Kanter said. “Billy Donovan, of course he’s pretty new in the NBA, but I feel like he’s done an amazing job. There’s coaches in the NBA that have not made the playoffs yet, and they’ve been in the league for 10, 15 years, but he made the playoffs in his first two years, and I think he’s done a good job.”Although Kanter does not deny Durant’s supreme talent, he claims that a player of his stature shouldn’t try to please everybody and pay attention to critics.“You just won a championship. You were the Finals MVP,” he said of KD. “I understand interacting with fans, but having a fake account and just answering back and trying to have a conversation with them and stuff, come on, man. If you’re Kevin Durant, you don’t do that. He is one of the top five players in the league. Come on, man. Just go do your thing.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges The outspoken Kanter added: “Play basketball and try to be the best. When he’s doing all these little things to all those people who sit on their laptop and just writing comments – they got no life. Come on, man. You don’t do that.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Despite the public apology, his former teammate Enes Kanter couldn’t help but chastise the NBA superstar.“Well, I’m not angry. It’s just really sad,” the 25-year-old Turkish center said of Durant’s comments.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I remember when he was here – I played with him one-and-a-half years – and when he was here, this organization and these fans, this whole state, gave him everything he asked for, everything he wanted,” he explained to CBS Sports Radio’s Andrew Bogusch, as relayed by The Score.“The cooks, the chefs, the massage therapists, the coaches, players – everything – just (to make) sure he is okay and getting what he wanted to get.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Sachin’s feat, Ashes show Test cricket is on top: Lorgat

first_imgSachin Tendulkar’s historic 50th hundred, the fight for the number one spot between India and South Africa and the “enthralling” Ashes series show that Test cricket remains the pinnacle of the game, says ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat.”These are iconic series which clearly capture the imagination and interest of cricket lovers across the world.Everyone is talking Test cricket and the demand for tickets, particularly in Melbourne, it is very impressive,” Lorgat said of the ongoing Ashes series which is locked at 1-1 after three Tests.”I was fortunate to be in Adelaide a few weeks ago when they recorded their biggest attendance since the Bodyline series in 1932-33. Cricket Australia is now expecting crowds of more than 90,000 to watch the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.In South Africa I am delighted to hear so many people excited and following the respective Test series.”It is pleasing to note the keen and growing interest at a time when we are formulating a Test League that will produce a Test champion every four years. Imagine the interest and contest that would unfold as teams vie for a top four place to qualify for the play-offs,” he added.Lorgat paid tribute to the cricketers who achieved personal milestones through the year, including Tendulkar.”Throughout the year we have seen some astonishing individual performances from players such as Muttiah Muralitharan claiming his 800th Test wicket, Chris Gayle’s triple-hundred and Jacques Kallis’s maiden double-century, and also some extremely thrilling Test matches.”Only Test cricket can produce a true test of courage, endurance and skill, the see-saw rivalry in the Ashes, Tendulkar’s personal milestones and legends of the game. Test match cricket will always remain the pinnacle of the international game,” he said.advertisement- With PTI inputslast_img read more